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New Louisiana PTSD Law for First Responders Stands Out in the Region

Senator Gatti’s bill SB107 was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards and is now Act 122, set to go into effect on August 1st, 2019. The bill adds post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of compensable presumptions under workers’ comp for first responders (state police, emergency medical personnel, volunteer firefighters, sheriff and sheriff’s deputies). The presumption may only be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence.

SAWCA Takes Over Louisiana WCEC, What to Expect

Gary Davis, Executive Director of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA), is now partnering with the Office of Workers’ Compensation to produce the Louisiana’s Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, previously run by the OWC and the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke to both Davis and OWC Director Sheral Kellar about the change and what attendees can expect from the conference.

NCCI State Advisory Forum Greets Industry with Another Decrease

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) held its annual State Advisory Forum in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, November 27th. The event, attended by about 100 people across the workers’ comp industry, provides a range of actuarial and statistical information as it relates to NCCI’s loss cost filing for the year. The filing this year, which was accepted by the Louisiana Department of Insurance last week, means a -5.6 percent decrease.

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week Celebrates November 12th-16th

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) and the workers’ compensation industry celebrate Kid’s Chance Awareness Week this week, November 12th-16th. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program provides scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal workers’ compensation act or law.