Monthly Archives: September 2019

In industry news:

Beginning October 7, 2019, CMS will convert to the CDC’s “Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2016“ for the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside life expectancy calculations.

In local news:

Gov. Edwards announced that Area Development magazine ranked Louisiana No. 8 in the magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business report, with the state earning a Top 10 position for the ninth consecutive year.

In national news:

Uber and Lyft have stated that they won’t be reclassifying their drivers in the wake of the passage of AB5 – which takes fundamental aim at gig economy companies and their business model by changing the standard for who can be hired as an independent contractor.

In tech news:

Mitchell International recently released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the third quarter of 2019.

In national news:

Reuters is reporting that Purdue Pharma has reached a “tentative settlement” with some of the plaintiffs (the majority of which are municipalities) in the consolidated opioid trial set to begin next month in Ohio.