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.
Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark, a webinar series from Sedgwick and Safety National held a presentation yesterday about the legal marijuana landscape and where the cannabis industry is expected in move leading up to the next presidential election.
The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) hosted a webinar Thursday addressing “centers of excellence” (CsOE). The CsOE system is a delivery of care model that is emerging in workers’ comp to improve outcomes and decrease costs.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Hog slaughter outrage, naloxone, and cannabis health claims are your headlines for September 2019.
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council hosted its September meeting Thursday, September 26th, in Baton Rouge. Agenda items included a new member, legislative changes to the statutes governing independent medical evaluations, and processes for updating the Medical Fee Reimbursement Schedule.