The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. After a quarter century of evolving service to the self-insured community across the state – and a recent expansion beyond self-insured workers’ compensation to all lines of self-insurance – the organization is reflecting on itself and the future. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to founding member David Bondy, President and CEO of LUBA Workers’ Comp, to get his perspective on where LASIE has been and where it’s going now.
The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) held its 25th annual conference at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, LA from November 2nd-4th. In addition to celebrating LASIE’s quarter-century of service to the self-insured community, the program emphasized several areas of reform. Given the national picture and our neighboring states, it was no surprise that opioid abuse and Louisiana’s outpatient billing rules emerged as key areas of discussion.
The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers (MASI) recently hosted its 19th Annual Fall Conference at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. We spoke to MASI Executive Director Dan Gibson about this year’s conference, next year’s conference, and how MASI has grown since expanding beyond workers’ comp.
Denise Wrenn, certified occupational health nurse and Occupational Health Consultant at Cleco Corporation, is our March “Women in Comp” featured executive. Read on for Wrenn’s take on why nurses need more managerial opportunities and how young women can break into business with confidence.
In a letter to members late last year, the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) quietly announced that it will expand its mission and goals beyond self-insured workers’ comp to represent the “voice of the self-insurance industry” in all lines of self-insurance, most notably health.
Louisiana Comp Blog’s new “Women in Comp” series highlights the role of women in the workers’ comp industry in Louisiana. These exceptional business leaders will discuss their careers and backgrounds, plus explore what it means to be female in the insurance world. Our inaugural interview for the series is Elizabeth Lowry, Area Manager at the Metairie office of CorVel Corporation. Read on for Lowry’s candid thoughts about the workers’ comp industry in our state and the challenges executive women face in today’s workplace and larger social structure.
The 2014 LASIE Conference concluded Friday, November 7th at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. As the crowd dispersed, Louisiana Comp Blog sought out commentary from exhibitors about their experience this year. Read their reactions and view photos of the event!
The 23rd Annual LASIE Conference continued Thursday with several panels on claims management and hiring practices. However, it was the disability evaluation session that gave attendees a true taste of the technique, as Dr. Barton Wax and Dr. Trang Nguyen discussed both specific injuries and how the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) work with particular injuries.
The 23rd Annual LASIE Conference: Whistle Stop Tour, began yesterday with a rousing speech by Senator David Vitter. Vitter emphasized his continuing LASIE membership as well as his commitment to the workers’ compensation industry in Louisiana, explaining that his upcoming bid for Governor will be a business-focused campaign.
On November 5,6 and 7th, 2014, at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) will host their annual educational conference. The theme this year is “Whistle Stop Tour” with the goal of getting workers’ compensation in Louisiana “back on track.”