|TDI relies on best practices approach to develop arbitration program
To get ready for the state’s new dispute resolution process for out-of-network health insurance claims, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) studied other states, engaged an arbitration expert, launched an online portal, and scheduled stakeholder meetings and updates.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020
|DWC Announces Staffing Changes
DWC announces key staff changes for Legal Services, the Fraud and Prosecution Unit, and DWC Special Counsel.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020
|Three Lauren Concrete Plants Receive Safety Awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized three Lauren Concrete plants for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2020
|OSHA 10-Hour Construction Classes Offered in Lubbock
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will begin offering Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Courses in Lubbock starting February 2020.
POSTED JANUARY 09, 2020
|Texas Retail Worker Injuries Now Higher Than on Factory Floors
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are more workers in shopping malls and retail outlets that get sick and injured than in any other private industry sector in Texas.
POSTED JANUARY 03, 2020
|Ring in the new year, but make sure to lock your car
The Texas Department of Insurance is urging you to lock your car doors and turn on alarms while you ring in the new year.
POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2019 6:00 AM
|Division of Workers' Compensation Announces Performance Based Oversight Results
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has released the 2019 Health Care Provider Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For 2019, health care providers were assessed on their performance in one of three categories.
POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2019
|New law helps end surprise medical bills for some consumers
Starting January 1, Texans with state-regulated health insurance have new consumer protections against surprise medical bills.
POSTED DECEMBER 20, 2019
|Houston Medical Facility Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Today, a Houston medical facility pled guilty in a Travis County District Court to workers’ compensation fraud and was ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.
POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2019
|TDI adopts rule on SB 1264 waiver
TDI has adopted a rule outlining the narrow exception to the state’s new surprise billing protections, which apply to health care services provided on or after January 1.
POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2019