WCRI to Present Study Results for La.

August 4, 2005

On Sept. 22, 2005, in Baton Rouge, La., the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will present the preliminary findings for Louisiana from the 6th Edition of the annual WCRI CompScope multi-state benchmarks study that will be published in February 2006.

This study compares the workers’ compensation system performance for Louisiana with that of 12 other major states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin).

In addition, WCRI will present very preliminary findings for new medical cost and utilization benchmarks for Louisiana from the 6th Edition of the WCRI Anatomy benchmarks.

The presentation will take place on Sept. 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Marriott.

The registration fee is $35 for WCRI members, $50 for non-members. Public officials receive a complimentary registration. To register, complete the registration form on the WCRI Web site at www.wcrinet.org/conference.html.

WCRI, based in Cambridge, Mass., is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research organization providing high quality, objective information about public policy issues affecting workers’ compensation, health care and disability issues. WCRI has an international membership that includes employers, insurers, insurance regulators, state administrative agencies and several state labor organizations.

For more information about the briefing, contact Stephanie Deeley at sdeeley@wcrinet.org or visit the Web site www.wcrinet.org.

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