Monthly Archives: August 2019

In industry news:

According to a new A.M. Best report, the U.S. property/casualty industry’s net underwriting income declined by 9.6 percent to $4.8 billion in the first half of 2019, compared with $5.3 billion in the same prior-year period.

In local news:

The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending August 17, 2019 dropped to 1,994 from the previous week’s total of 2,081, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

In national news:

A new study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that close to 47% of workers have access to workplace health promotion programs, and among those with access, only 58% of workers take advantage of them.

In neighboring news:

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is accepting public comment on a proposed new form:  DWC Form-029, Request for Standard Detailed Data Reports.