Monthly Archives: December 2018

In neighboring news:

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted an amendment that will allow the spouses of first responders to remain eligible for death benefits for life after remarrying.

In economic news:

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November 2018, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

SAWCA Takes Over Louisiana WCEC, What to Expect

Gary Davis, Executive Director of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA), is now partnering with the Office of Workers’ Compensation to produce the Louisiana’s Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, previously run by the OWC and the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke to both Davis and OWC Director Sheral Kellar about the change and what attendees can expect from the conference.

In national news:

The latest Willis Towers Watson Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) reveals that workers’ comp is still the only line showing continued price reductions in the commercial space.

In safety news:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced three directives aimed at establishing an opinion letter process and enhancing OFCCP’s Help Desk.