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.
Mark your calendars! The following is a list of all the major events in the workers’ compensation space that have been announced so far for 2019.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced the passing of Workers’ Compensation Judge Robert Varnado this week, noting that he “will be missed by everyone in the workers’ compensation community.” Judge Varnado presided over District 06 in Covington, Louisiana.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Action on medical devices, workplace bullying, and a local pill mill are your headlines for November 2018.
NCCI held its State Advisory Forum Tuesday, and industry was ready to discuss as the event concluded.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) held its annual State Advisory Forum in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, November 27th. The event, attended by about 100 people across the workers’ comp industry, provides a range of actuarial and statistical information as it relates to NCCI’s loss cost filing for the year. The filing this year, which was accepted by the Louisiana Department of Insurance last week, means a -5.6 percent decrease.
The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) and the workers’ compensation industry celebrate Kid’s Chance Awareness Week this week, November 12th-16th. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program provides scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal workers’ compensation act or law.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has proposed an overall average workers’ compensation voluntary market loss cost level change of -5.6 percent to become effective May 1st, 2019.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Trendy cannabidiol, new medication for low back pain, and opioids are your headlines for October 2018.
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) met yesterday in Baton Rouge. Amid an explanation of the Barber case, Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) Director and WCAC Chair Sheral Kellar emphasized the work that still must be done, especially on the Medical Treatment Guidelines.