Usually, when state lawmakers gather in Baton Rouge to consider new regulations on insurers, they shy away from additional restrictions out of fear it will upset the marketplace.  But as frustrations mount with insurers across a storm-battered south Louisiana, there’s a growing appetite among lawmakers, across the political spectrum, to […]

Downed power lines litter Lake Charles roadways following Hurricane Laura’s arrival in Southwest Louisiana in August 2020. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives) Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, Senate Insurance Committee Chair Kirk Talbot and House Insurance Committee Chair Mike Huval revealed their joint Catastrophe Reform Package for the 2022 Legislative […]

Uses for big data and predictive analytics in workers’ comp are growing. But will adjusters buy-in?  Big data is increasingly at the heart of the analytics solutions future-focused claims organizations in workers’ compensation are developing.   A 2019 Willis Towers Watson (WTW) survey found that in commercial lines, “claim analytics usage […]

Lawmakers took their first steps Wednesday toward reining in how property insurers do business in Louisiana, advancing out of committee a series of proposals that regulate how insurance companies respond to policyholders in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Following two years of devastating hurricanes, lawmakers said the No. 1 complaint […]