Monthly Archives: November 2019

NCCI State Advisory Forum Focuses on Atypical Market, Louisiana’s Status

NCCI hosted its annual State Advisory Forum for Louisiana today in Baton Rouge. State Relations Executive for Louisiana Clarissa Preston and actuary Brett Foster highlighted the countrywide and local numbers NCCI has analyzed over the last several years, as well as presenting the details for the most recent approved loss cost filing.

In industry news:

Safety National announced a new webinar on predictive analytics. The free webcast will take place December 3rd from 1-2 PM CT.

In economic news:

New Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that from the third quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2019, nonfarm business labor productivity increased 1.4 percent, reflecting a 2.3-percent increase in output and a 0.9-percent increase in hours worked. During the same period, real hourly compensation increased 2.7 percent.

In industry news:

NCCI issued an Insights report updating its financial results for the workers’ comp industry as presented at its Annual Issues Symposium.

In industry news:

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar: A Conversation with Injured Workers.

In industry news:

The National Safety Council recently announced it has received a $125,000 sponsorship from Amazon to support women in safety.

In industry news:

WCRI announced that their 36th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 5 and 6, 2020, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA, will feature a session on readmission and reoperation rates among workers’ compensation patients.

In local news:

The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending November 2nd, 2019 dropped to 1,762 from the previous week’s total of 1,867, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

In economic news:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics November Monthly Labor Review focused on “co-working couples and the similar jobs of dual-earner households.” 

In national news:

The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.