Author Archives: Comp Blog Staff

In national news:

NPR/Here & Now’s Robin Young spoke with Jessica Martinez, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, about worker safety in the so-called gig economy.

In medical news:

The FDA approved a new monthly formulation of buprenorphine – a medication assisted treatment (MAT) option – for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

In economic news:

The 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses suffered by private industry workers on the job in 2016 occurred at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers nationally, according to new BLS numbers.

In industry news:

The 2017 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study reprises its 2014 survey questions to measure industry-wide advancement in claims management these past three years.

In local news:

Louisiana Workforce Commission announced that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October dropped to 4.3 percent.

In tech news:

A new opinion piece in Property/Casualty 360 addresses how the industry “panic attack” over InsurTechs has subsided and in its place comes collaboration.

In industry news:

Travelers recently announced that it has launched a new digital self-service capability that aims to streamline the workers’ compensation claim process.