Monthly Archives: April 2018

SOS ’18 Speaker Profile: Lee Mashore of CHSI

Louisiana Comp Blog’s upcoming tech conference, Spotlight on Solutions, will bring together various stakeholders in the workers’ comp industry on June 15th in New Orleans to discuss how technology is changing comp and where we’re headed in the age of endless information. Leading up to the conference, this Q&A series will allow attendees to learn more about our presenters and what they have to offer. Below, Lee Mashore, of CHSI Technologies, talks about his perspective on how software can help comp programs’ bottom line.

In local news:

Representative Connick deferred his hearing loss bill, HB 790, in the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee meeting the morning of April 27th.

In local news:

Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company announced that it is now writing workers’ comp coverage in Tennessee and Missouri, effective April 1st, 2018.

In national news:

Wells Fargo’s 401(k) practices are the subject of a probe by the U.S. Labor Department, The Wall Street Journal reported late last week.

In local news:

The Northshore Claims Association announced its next crawfish boil, which will be held Friday, May 11th, 2018, from 2 PM-6 PM at 100 Mulberry Ave. in Mandeville.

WCAC Votes on Several Bills During April Meeting, Hints at Gig Econ Action

The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC), which met April 26th in Baton Rouge, voted on several bills, including Senator Luneau’s bill (which has already gotten through Senate Labor) that would require a hearing from a workers’ comp judge before benefits can be terminated for failure to attend a second medical examination or cooperate with vocational rehabilitation.

In safety news:

OSHA and the trucking industry developed a new flier that addresses the three most common hazards in the trucking industry.

In medical news:

MedPage Today has published a list of the bills Congress is working on to address the opioid crisis on the national level.