|Do you know the signs of a contracting scam?
Should you sign a waiver to let someone inspect your roof? Or a pay a large down payment to schedule repairs? The Texas Department of Insurance has tips to help recognize and avoid common contracting scams.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 8:00 AM
|Central Texas concrete plants receive safety awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized Lauren Concrete plants in Austin and Manor for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards. The ready-mix concrete plants are among 18 of 23 Lauren Concrete facilities in Texas to receive the Lone Star Safety Award.
POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2021
|East Texas company earns Lone Star Safety Award
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized Capacity of Texas with a Lone Star Safety Award for its exemplary workplace safety program. Capacity of Texas employs 119 workers at its Longview plant. It manufactures terminal truck tractors for ports and railway hubs around the world.
POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2021
|Help for renters with winter storm damage
The Texas Department of Insurance offers tips to renters who lost personal items due to winter storm damage.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2021
|Insurance tips following winter storms
If your home was damaged due to a broken water pipe, downed tree limbs, or other winter damage, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2021
|Texas state fire marshal urges caution with space heaters
Wintry conditions could lead more Texans to rely on space heaters.
POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2021
|Mason County Courthouse fire photos
Mason County’s historic courthouse was all but destroyed by a fire that began Thursday night. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office, part of the Texas Department of Insurance, has joined law enforcement agencies investigating the fire. These photographs of the courthouse were taken by an SFMO-directed drone this morning.
POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2021
|Division of Workers' Compensation announces performance based oversight results
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has released the 2020 Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For 2020, insurance carriers were assessed on their performance in five measures.
POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2021
|DWC announces the 2021 health care providers and staff webinar series
Registration is open for the DWC’s 2021 free webinar series for health care providers and medical office staff covering administrative processes related to providing health care to Texas workers’ compensation injured employees
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2021
|Free training on the new ODG platform
This webinar familiarizes workers’ compensation stakeholders with the new ODG platform. The new platform replaces the ODG Legacy website, which will sunset effect March 31, 2021. It does not change the content of the guidelines or formulary.
POSTED JANUARY 08, 2021