Author Archives: Comp Blog Staff

In neighboring news:

Texas has amended Labor Code §407.045 to add §407.045(a-1) which provides that an adequate program required for withdrawal from certified self-insurance includes a program in which all workers’ compensation obligations have been insured or reinsured with an authorized insurer.

In economic news:

From January 2015 through December 2017, there were 3 million workers displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In national news:

Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts announced that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice has cleared their pending merger.

IAASW Seminar Preview: Maureen Longanacre of NCCI

The Insurance Auditor’s Association of the Southwest (IAASW) will hold its first Louisiana Regional Seminar October 4th and 5th at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge. Ahead of the seminar, Louisiana Comp Blog asked speakers to give us a preview of what attendees can expect from the new event. Maureen Longanacre, Underwriting Dispute Consultant for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) will present on longshore and maritime coverages.

In local news:

Alliance Safety Council has partnered with Occupational Safety Councils of America to offer 20 hours of training for the building trade contractors in Baton Rouge.

In national news:

Purdue Pharma, the embattled maker of OxyContin facing over a 1,000 lawsuits from governments around the country for its role in the opioid crisis.

In industry news:

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting that the aging and evolving workforce and technology are all having a significant impact on the workers’ compensation industry.

In economic news:

On the last business day of July 2018, the number of job openings was 6,939,000, the highest level on record for this data series, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In industry news:

The National Labor Relations Board will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking today in the Federal Register regarding its joint-employer standard.