Since Louisiana Comp Blog launched in 2014 under the auspices of LCI Workers’ Comp, we have published 4,457 individual posts and covered numerous and varied industry conferences, regulatory events, and committee meetings, seeking to keep our readers informed of developments in the world of workers’ compensation across Louisiana and the region.
Larry Frieman, newly-elected Louisiana Representative for District 74, ran on what he calls a “small government, fiscally conservative and socially conservative platform,” but it’s his experience in the workers’ compensation space as an attorney with Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli & Frieman that is likely to interest some local stakeholders the most.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Purdue Pharma’s olive branch, decreasing American life expectancy, and antibiotic-resistant infection numbers are your headlines for November 2019.
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.
The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) approved an NCCI loss cost filing for Louisiana resulting in a -8.4 percent rate change for the workers’ compensation market. The change will go into effect on May 1st, 2020.
A.M. Best recently hosted a webinar on the Insurance AI Imperative, featuring expert speakers and sponsored by Cognizant. Host Jon Weber of A.M. Best framed the discussion as an opportunity for some insurers to get ahead of the pack, while others could fall behind. The panelists were Jennifer Herz and Mike Clifton of Cognizant.
Yesterday’s Comp in Focus luncheon in Baton Rouge at Mansurs on the Boulevard was a resounding success! Nina Luckman, Louisiana Comp Blog Editor, moderated a discussion about the future of the workers’ compensation industry in Louisiana with panelists Mark Bellue, VP of Governmental Relations with LUBA Workers’ Comp, and Will Green, President of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers’ Association and SIF.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Fibromyalgia, cannabis and mental health, and the ongoing Johnson & Johnson case are your headlines for October 2019.
The Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Kids’ Chance Awareness Week is coming up on November 11th-15th. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke to LBF Kids’ Chance Chair and LWCC in-house counsel Matthew Richards about this year’s efforts and events.
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) held its October meeting at the LaSalle Building in Baton Rouge Thursday, October 24th.