Tag Archives: self-insurance

Marginal Interests: Troy Prevot, Executive Director of LCTA

Welcome to “Marginal Interests,” a series highlighting the varied reading habits of the local comp community. This month, we spoke to Troy Prevot, Executive Director of the Louisiana Commerce and Trade Association (LCTA), a group self-insurance fund for workers’ comp, currently in the midst of making the change to a mutual insurance company.

MASI Set to Offer Fun and Functional Solutions at 18th Annual Fall Conference in Biloxi

The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers will host its 18th Annual Fall Conference from Wednesday, September 23rd to Friday, September 25th, at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event promises to be an especially informative one for self-insured workers’ comp and health professionals as several national speakers and local experts take the stage to provide their perspective on trends and concerns in the industry.

SIIA Executive Forum Focused on Industry Challenges, Donelon Touted Katrina Recovery and Strong Local Comp Market

The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) held its Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum Tuesday and Wednesday of this week at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. The gathering, which focuses on industry-wide challenges, is a popular choice among both local and national comp leaders for its strong speakers and panels. This year, the event featured some local flair with a speech by current Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, and former National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) President, Jim Donelon.

Commissioner Jim Donelon to Speak at SIIA Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum, Industry Leaders to Address Market Issues

The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) is holding its Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans May 12th and 13th. The Forum is an industry favorite and leaders from a variety of workers’ comp self-insured group funds, plus other stakeholders, are expected to be in attendance at this year’s event. SIIA bills the conference as a strong educational program focusing on such topics as excess insurance and risk management strategies. Additionally, “tremendous” networking opportunities are specifically designed to help strengthen business relationships within the self-insured/alternative risk transfer industry. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke with two SIIA workers’ comp leaders to get their take on the upcoming event and what participants stand to gain.

“Function and Fundamentals:” The Story of Demotech Inc.

Demotech Inc. is not a household name, it isn’t A.M. Best or Standard & Poor’s – it also doesn’t want to be. Ratings and actuarial studies often take the brunt of insurance industry clichés; Louisiana Comp Blog spoke with Douglas Powell, Senior Financial Analyst at Demotech Inc. to clear up some of the misconceptions and talk about what Demotech has to offer as a smaller independent rating service. In Powell’s words: “Our focus is on the business model of the entity, not its size.” Read on for the rest of Powell’s take on the issue.

“Whistle Stop Tour,” LASIE 23rd Annual Meeting and Workers’ Compensation Conference: Preview

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.”