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TDI’s InsurED webinars are opportunities for TDI staff to share information and tips with those in the insurance industry.

2022 webinars

October 11: Texas Fire Incident Reporting System (TEXFIRS):
What you need to know about fire incident reporting in Texas

Join us at 2 p.m. Central time October 11 for our one-hour webinar.

Get an overview of the fire incident reporting process. Learn how TEXFIRS makes use of the National Fire Incident Reporting System (eNFIRS) to report incidents and generate statistics and reports from Texas fire department data. At the end of the webinar, we’ll answer attendees’ questions.

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September 29: Preauthorization exemption process

Get an overview of Texas House Bill 3459 and TDI’s rules outlining Texas’ first-of-its-kind prior authorization gold-carding measure. This permits some physicians to provide medical services without requesting prior authorization from the health plan. We discuss processes for granting, denying, and rescinding preauthorization exemptions.

Links to the webinar recording and PowerPoint will be posted the week of October 3.

August 16: Independent dispute resolution: Program update and reminders for facilitators

Get updates to the independent dispute resolution process. Learn what TDI expects of mediators and arbitrators to ensure that everyone is complying with the law and has a smooth experience with the process. At the end of the webinar, we answer attendees’ questions.

June 15: Q&A Session: Surprise medical bills and the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process

We received a tremendous response to our May 12 webinar. We are hosting this dedicated Q&A session to answer more of your questions.

June 9: Property and casualty filings and update

Learn about common issues related to filings, review recent legislation and TDI rules, and preview our upcoming projects.

May 26: Mental health parity: History and overview

Learn about the history of state and federal mental health parity laws. We’ll also explain the fundamental parity requirements for quantitative and nonquantitative treatment limitations. We’ll also discuss parity rules that TDI adopted in 2021.

May 12: Surprise medical bills: Senate Bill 1264 and the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process

Get an overview of Senate Bill 1264, which bans surprise medical bills. Learn about resolving out-of-network health claims through the mediation and arbitration independent dispute resolution (IDR) processes. We’ll also share our program’s successes.

April 28: Affordable Care Act (ACA) rate review

Get an overview of the realigned ACA rating areas, TDI’s expanded role in reviewing major medical filings, and the implementation of the silver loading requirements through the cost-sharing reduction.

April 14: Life and health form filings: Checklists, tips, and new rules

Learn the benefits of using checklists and get filing tips to avoid rejections. Also learn about the new filing rules under consideration.

Last updated: 9/30/2022