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Originally formed in 1991 to promote and protect the right of businesses to self-insure, LASIE's services and mission have expanded over the years based upon the ever changing insurance and regulatory landscapes and the needs of our members.
In 2015 LASIE has expanded its services to become the single "Voice of the Self-Insurance Industry."
LASIE will become the legislative and regulatory watchdog to protect against laws that would adversely affect all lines of self-insurance, including workers' compensation, health, auto, general liability, property and casualty, marine, and fiduciary liability.
We will expand our educational services and also our legal and legislative presence at the state level, without decreasing our focus on workers' compensation.
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It’s no secret that pharmacy costs often tip the scales for self-insured group health plans, but they’re also a signifi cant concern for self-insured workers’ compensation programs for several reasons.
Although reports of abuse, addiction and overdoses have long been attached to the misuse of prescription pain medication, researchers at the University of Colorado may have discovered a new peril.
BOSTON — Opioid painkillers aren't appropriate for most workers compensation patients, yet, many injured workers are prescribed more than one of the powerful drugs.
A decrease in utilization offset rising drug prices in 2015, leading workers compensation prescription drug spending per worker to increase 2.2%, according to pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc.
Workers comp professionals are likely celebrating a reported decrease in opioid utilization while simultaneously scratching their heads over a reported increase in the use of high blood cholesterol drugs.
A coalition of health care providers, employers, health insurers and consumer groups on Monday proposed several policy changes aimed at tackling the rising cost of prescription drugs.
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left a dozen patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison.
A decade into auditing insurers and health care providers for compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) was on hand to describe its regulatory oversight functions to the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers at LASIE’s annual convention held late last year.
Rep. Chris Broadwater is one of the sponsors of several Work Comp reforms in Louisiana, including HB 725 that would create a drug formulary to be effective July 1, 2017 (interestingly, the same date by which the California drug formularymust be implemented).
The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers looked westward at the workers’ compensation system in Texas to ascertain the impact of a closed drug formulary on the overall system. The Texas legislature reformed the state’s workers’ compensation system a decade ago, and that state’s formulary kicked in for treatment of all workers’ compensation injuries in 2013.
Gary Patureau, executive director and chief operating officer of the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers in Baton Rouge, was elected president of the National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals Jan. 21 for the 2016 year. The vote was by email ballot.
As has been done in the past, the National Council of Self Insurers would like to extend our member rate for your members to attend our Annual Meeting. Our meeting is May 22-15, 2016 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. We have extended this offer to the state self-insurers associations in close proximity to the conference for a number of years.
Several states have changed their workers’ compensation rules governing reimbursement for physician-dispensed drugs,
Check out my latest blogpost, "A Drug Formulary Dialogue", about my experience in Lincoln on Feb 8 as the Nebraska Business & Labor Committee considered a bill that would create a Work Comp drug formulary. Issues raised by opponents were not necessarily new to the drug formulary dialogue so I thought it might be helpful to share my thoughts. Read it here.
With a record number of opioid-related deaths nationwide despite a drop in utilization, overprescribing of the pain medications is an ongoing issue in workers compensation, and some argue that drug overdose kits should be provided to anyone taking prescription...
2016 CWCP Session Two
Module I - July 28, 2016
Module II - August 29-30, 2016
Module III - September 8, 2016
Module IV - October 11, 2016
2016 CE Seminars
Open Forum - July 13, 2016
The First Annual Healthcare and the Self-Insured Employer Forum
Certified Medicare Secondary Payer
Professional Program (CMSP)
June 27-29, 2016
New Orleans, LA
September 26-28, 2016
Kansas City, MO
2016 LASIE Annual Conference
Golden Nugget Casino
Lake Charles, LA
November 2-4, 2016