Author Archives: Comp Blog Staff

In local news:

OWCA has adjusted fees for the submission of forms 1008 and 1011, plus several other services, and promulgated updated versions of several forms.

In neighboring news:

The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments through February 20th on a compounded drug rule that was first proposed in June 2017.

In neighboring news:

A bill currently being considered in the Florida House would cap fees for attorneys who represent claimants in workers’ comp cases at $150 an hour.

In local news:

Baton Rouge Business Report is looking for nominations from all walks of life for its Influential Women in Business awards.

In medical news:

There were no clinically meaningful differences in pain reduction at two hours after ingestion among four oral analgesics – two opioids and two over-the-counter painkillers – to treat acute extremity pain in the emergency room, according to a new trial.

In industry news:

A.M. Best said in a recent report that commercial lines insurers’ pricing, underwriting and resilience in recent years has improved sufficiently to boost their outlook on this segment of the U.S. property/casualty industry from negative to stable for 2018.

In medical news:

Companies are expanding health and wellness offerings, according to survey findings from OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company.

In economic news:

The number of quits, which are generally voluntary separations initiated by employees, was 3.2 million in November 2017, according to new BLS numbers.