Registration is now open for the
Louisiana Department of Insurance Annual Health Care
to be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza
Baton Rouge Hotel at 4728 Constitution Avenue
in Baton Rouge. The registration
fee for the Health Care Conference is $95 per individual. The conference will begin
at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m.
A special hotel rate of $97 per night for October 22 and 23 is available at the
Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel. For reservations please call (225) 925-2244 and
mention the Louisiana Department of Insurance Health Care Conference rate.
has been approved for six hours of continuing
education credit for Life, Health and Accident producers licensed by the Louisiana
Department of Insurance. In order to receive CE credit, producers must attend the
conference presentations. Failing to attend the conference program or leaving early
will result in either partial credit or no credit being earned.
Exhibitor spaces are going fast but contact Julie Freeman at
for exhibitor information.
Please contact Crystal Stutes at (225) 342-4311 or Julie Freeman at (225) 219-4772
with any questions. You may also email the Department at
According to a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) study, state
governments should consider requiring
licenses for self-driving car operators
who could be called upon to seize control of an autonomous vehicle (AV). The
report also advises states to "update traffic laws to accommodate AVs and help
to prepare state driver licensing agencies to identify and register AVs and
establish law enforcement policies and procedures regarding AV operations and
train all patrol officers in these policies and procedures."
The group said the new requirements for licensing self-driving cars are
needed because autonomous vehicles "for the foreseeable future will share driving
responsibility with humans, and are likely do so for many decades."
Small Business Owners Have "Record High Optimism"
MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index for
the third quarter of 2018 indicates that the majority (69.7 percent) of small business
owners have a positive outlook about their company and the small business environment
in the United States.
Their optimism continues to increase and overall business health is up one point from
last quarter. The optimistic outlook, the current economic climate, and recent
legislative reforms are creating a stronger environment for small business owners to
grow their businesses.
"Small business owners once again are telling us that they are confident in the
state of the national small business environment, and most have confidence in their
local enivronments as well," said Jessica Moser, senior vice president for Small
Business Solutions at MetLife.