Monthly Archives: August 2018

In economic news:

BLS issued data on general occupation concentration across the country. For Louisiana, construction, extraction, service and health care were highly concentrated.

Big I Officers on the Future of Independent Agents: Lee Schilling

The Big I held its annual Young Agents conference at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans last week. In the midst of the event, Louisiana Comp Blog sat down with Big I officers to ask about what they think the future will look like for today’s young agents. Lee Schilling, IIABL National Director and head of Schilling & Reid Insurance advised young agents to network as much as possible.

In national news:

A Massachusetts official announced that the state’s Department of Public Health is investigating why construction workers die more frequently of opioid overdoses than other workers.

In neighboring news:

A Houston Chronicle report citing Texas Department of Insurance information indicates that some Texas cities are denying firefighters workers’ compensation benefits for cancer, despite a 2005 state law.

In national news:

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids.

In safety news:

OSHA issued a final rule to extend the compliance date for specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12th, 2018.

In economic news:

The number of job separations (which includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations) was little changed at 5.5 million in June 2018.