The Office of Group Benefits (OGB) has expanded its schedule of annual enrollment meetings across the state. These meetings will help to inform active and retired enrollees about the new benefit options being offered through OGB. Over 230,000 active and retired state employees and their dependents receive their health insurance through OGB and these meetings provide detailed information about the 2015 plan options. Attendees are encouraged to bring their decision guides and insurance cards.
One Republican lawmaker has a solution to what Louisiana should do with a budget surplus, should it really exist. His and other legislators' phones have been ringing off the hook due to a crises created by the Jindal administration’s privatization of OGB. Today, Louisiana Representative Kenneth Havard issued this statement today:
Business news media releases for the day, Helis Oil and Gas, Jindal and Castleton Commodities $1.2B capital investment, and Louisiana uninsured claims
Even in their darkest hour, Democrats can still count on one group to support them, Hollywood. The land of make believe is filled with hopelessly liberal fools who continue to give major donations to Democrat Party leaders. In recent days, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama have benefitted from lavish Hollywood fundraisers.
There are three story lines today as the US Senator candidates ready for their first televised debate.
Story line 1# Two of the three main candidates will appear while one, Bill Cassidy, has chosen not to participate. As a result, the Mary Landrieu campaign is taking advantage of the empty chair by sharing words of other media.
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
If the Retired State Employees Association (RSEA) goes forward with filing a legal challenge to the proposed changes to health care coverage for state employees, retirees and their dependents, it may have a significant hook on which to hang its case in a report submitted by a company contracted by the Jindal administration which attempted to base its plan changes at least in part on that same report.
One of the biggest priorities facing Louisiana’s next governor is the challenge of re-instilling pride in the attitudes of many Louisianans. Government can only do so much. But a governor can be a catalyst in raising the public’s expectations.