Monthly Archives: November 2015

In continuing news:

Eight people are facing federal charges connected with three separate indictments in San Diego, California in what prosecutors call a kickback scheme that involved tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and $25 million in improper reimbursements for medical treatment from workers’ comp insurers in the state.

In safety news:

OSHA cited a Dallas-based employer for a death of a 44 year old workers related to an unguarded balcony and a lack of fall protection.

In local news:

The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot-equivalent units handled in a 12-month period for the first time.

In industry news:

A.M. Best released a new special report on the workers’ comp industry – “U.S. Workers’ Compensation Performance Improves Further Despite Additional Rate Softening.”

In medical news:

A new study published in Spine examines the geographic variation in the early MRI for acute work-related low back pain.

NCCI: Ça C’est Bon in Louisiana’s Comp Market, 2.7 Percent Loss Cost Decrease Recommended for 2016

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) held its 2015 Advisory Forum for Louisiana yesterday in Baton Rouge. Cathy Booth, Nadege Bernard-Ahrendts and Susan Schulte led several presentations on the rating agency’s current countrywide and local data, focusing on Louisiana’s balanced environment and the recommended 2.7 percent loss cost decrease for May 2016.

In continuing news:

NCCI has submitted a request to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) to consider supplemental information regarding its recent 1.9 percent decrease workers’ comp rate filing for the state.

In local news:

The National Federation of Independent Business’ small-business optimism index remained unchanged and below average for last month.

In industry news:

NCCI released its annual financial results update, which follows information presented at each year’s Annual Issues Symposium conference in May.