Monthly Archives: May 2018

In industry news:

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark announced its new webinar where a panel of experts will explore how employers are using telemedicine to manage chronic diseases, enhance wellbeing, improve health literacy and provide virtual care.

In industry news:

The U.S. property/casualty insurance industry saw its combined ratio improve by nearly five points in the 2018 first quarter and net underwriting income grow at a healthy clip, A.M. Best said in a special report.

In national news:

A federal appellate court has affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the National Hockey League for the death of player Derek Boogaard.

In industry news:

WCRI will host a webinar to discuss the findings from a recently published WCRI study The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability.

In economic news:

In 2017, nearly half (47.9 percent) of the foreign-born labor force was Hispanic, and one-quarter (25.2 percent) was Asian, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

SOS ’18 Speaker Profile: Sharon Cartaya of CorVel

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. Sharon Cartaya, of CorVel, talks about our virtual world and its role in telehealth.

In tech news:

Next Insurance, which debuted in 2016 as a digital insurance agency for small to medium-size businesses, is repositioning itself by becoming a licensed insurance carrier.

In industry news:

Five years ago, the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation created the Family Scholarship Fund to give spouses and children of workplace tragedies a chance to continue their education.