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Workers' Compensation (DWC) Bulletins

TWCC Advisories

2018
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0004-18 March 14, 2018 REVISED WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION RELATIVITIES—INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING RATE FILINGS Property and Casualty - WC Classification
2017
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0042-17 December 11, 2017 Hurricane Harvey – an extraordinary event: Workers’ compensation issues concerning hurricane victims or evacuees Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0041-17 December 01, 2017 Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as Established in Title 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203 Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0020-17 August 29, 2017 Hurricane Harvey – an extraordinary event; Workers’ compensation issues concerning hurricane victims or evacuees Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0001-17 February 27, 2017 REVISED WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION RELATIVITIES—INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING RATE FILINGS Property and Casualty - Actuarial
2016
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0024-16 December 05, 2016 Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as Established in Title 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203 Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0004-16 March 09, 2016 REVISED WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION RELATIVITIES—INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING RATE FILINGS Property and Casualty - Actuarial
B-0001-16 January 07, 2016 CALL FOR FOURTH QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 CALL FOR FOURTH QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
2015
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0031-15 December 14, 2015 REPEAL OF THE TEXAS RETROSPECTIVE RATING PLAN MANUAL Property and Casualty
B-0029-15 November 17, 2015 Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as Established in Title 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203 Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0024-15 October 02, 2015 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0013-15 July 01, 2015 CALL FOR SECOND QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 CALL FOR SECOND QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0007-15 April 01, 2015 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0005-15 March 09, 2015 REVISED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION RELATIVITIES—INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING RATE FILINGS Worker's Compensation
2014
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0024-14 December 08, 2014 ADOPTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON COMPENSATION INSURANCE EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN MANUAL FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE WITH TEXAS EXCEPTIONS Property and Casualty - WC Classification
B-0023-14 December 02, 2014 Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as Established in Title 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203 Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0021-14 October 01, 2014 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2014 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2014 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Consumer
B-0018-14 July 30, 2014 ADOPTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON COMPENSATION INSURANCE STATISTICAL PLAN FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE WITH TEXAS EXCEPTIONS Property and Casualty - WC Classification
B-0016-14 July 01, 2014 CALL FOR SECOND QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2014 CALL FOR SECOND QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2014 WORKERS'COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0015-14 June 18, 2014 Call for Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Rate Filings for the 2014 Public Rate Hearing Property and Casualty - WC Classification
B-0010-14 April 11, 2014 RATE FILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSURERS TO REFERENCE NCCI'S MISCELLANEOUS VALUES FILING, WHICH INCLUDES THE LOSS ELIMINATION RATIOS FOR THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE OPTIONS Property and Casualty - Actuarial
B-0008-14 March 31, 2014 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2014 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2014 WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0007-14 March 24, 2014 ADOPTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON COMPENSATION INSURANCE BASIC MANUAL WITH TEXAS EXCEPTIONS, AND THE NATIONAL AND TEXAS-SPECIFIC ENDORSEMENTS AND FORMS IN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON COMPENSATION INSURANCE FORMS MANUAL Property and Casualty - WC Classification
2013
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0031-13 December 03, 2013 Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as established in 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203 TDI/DWC Commissioner
B-0021-13 August 09, 2013 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE CONCERNING THE USE OF MODELED RATING FACTORS TO CALCULATE PREMIUM Property and Casualty
B-0014-13 July 01, 2013 CALL FOR SECOND QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2013 CALL FOR SECOND QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2013 WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0005-13 March 29, 2013 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2013; CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2013 - WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0004-13 February 27, 2013 REVISED WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION RELATIVITIES AND A REVISED TABLE OF EXPECTED LOSS RATES AND DISCOUNT RATIOS UPDATING THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE. INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING RATE FILINGS. Property and Casualty
B-0003-13 January 15, 2013 CALL FOR FOURTH QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2012 CALL FOR FOURTH QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2012 - WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
2012
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0031-12 November 29, 2012 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE AND CHANGES REGARDING THE ASSIGNMENT OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION CODES Property and Casualty - WC Classification
B-0030-12 November 19, 2012 Changes to Conversion Factors for Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Guidelines 28 TAC §134.203 Medical Fee Guideline for Professional Services Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments Subchapter C. Medical Fee Guidelines Division of Workers' Compensation
2011
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0044-11 November 16, 2011 Changes to Conversion Factors for Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Guidelines 28 TAC §134.203 Medical Fee Guideline for Professional Services Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments Subchapter C. Medical Fee Guidelines Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0027-11 June 21, 2011 Passage of House Bill 528, Pharmacy Reimbursement for Pharmaceutical Services, and Pharmacy Informal and Voluntary Network Registration Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0024-11 June 14, 2011 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE SECTION I.A. OF THE TEXAS EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN AND RULE D.3. OF THE APPENDIX CONCERNING EXPERIENCE MODIFIER DISTRIBUTION Worker's Compensation
B-0023-11 June 14, 2011 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO PART TWO C.8. OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY, THE FEDERAL COAL MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT COVERAGE ENDORSEMENT (WC 00 01 02), THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT COVERAGE ENDORSEMENT (WC 00 01 09A), AND THE INFORMATION PAGE (WC 00 00 01) Worker's Compensation
B-0011-11 February 28, 2011 REVISED WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION RELATIVITIES AND A REVISED TABLE OF EXPECTED LOSS RATES AND DISCOUNT RATIOS UPDATING THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE. INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING FILINGS Property and Casualty
B-0010-11 February 25, 2011 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXAS RETROSPECTIVE RATING PLAN MANUAL FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE UPDATING PART FOUR - F AND PART FOUR - G Property and Casualty
B-0009-11 February 25, 2011 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO RULE XIX OF THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE UPDATING THE DEDUCTIBLE CREDIT TABLES FOR THE PROMULGATED DEDUCTIBLE PROGRAMS Property and Casualty
B-0008-11 February 25, 2011 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE AND TEXAS RETROSPECTIVE RATING PLAN MANUAL FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE CONCERNING HAZARD GROUPS Property and Casualty
B-0006-11 January 13, 2011 Informal and Voluntary Networks and Health Care Reimbursement after January 1, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation
2010
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0046-10 November 12, 2010 Changes to Conversion Factors for Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Guidelines 28 TAC §134.203 Medical Fee Guidelines for Professional Services Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments Subchapter C. Medical Fee Guidelines Division of Workers' Compensation
2009
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0048-09 November 06, 2009 Changes to Conversion Factors for Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Guidelines 28 TAC §134.203 Medical Fee Guidelines for Professional Services Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments Subchapter C. Medical Fee Guidelines Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0010-09 March 04, 2009 Electronic Submission of Proof of Coverage (POC) Information to the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation
2008
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0075-08 November 20, 2008 Changes to Conversion Factors for Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Guidelines 28 TAC §134.203 Medical Fee Guidelines for Professional Services Chapter 134 - Benefits - Guidelines for Medical Services, Charges and Payments Subchapter C. Medical Fee Guidelines Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0073-08 October 30, 2008 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS RULES IN THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE PERTAINING TO AN ACQUISITION EXPENSE DISCOUNT Worker's Compensation
2007
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0051-07 December 18, 2007 LEGISLATION ENACTED - 80TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION Property and Casualty
B-0039-07 October 10, 2007 Recent Workers' Compensation Legislation from the Texas Legislature (80th Session - 2007) Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0009-07 May 01, 2007 Medical Fee Dispute Resolution Update Division of Workers' Compensation
2006
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0022-06 June 19, 2006 NEW NOTICE OF INJURED EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0019-06 April 26, 2006 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE TEXAS WORKERS COMPENSATION STATISTICAL PLAN RELATING TO THE REPORTING OF THE CERTIFIED WORKERS COMPENSATION HEALTH CARE PREMIUM CREDIT Property and Casualty - Actuarial
B-0017-06 April 13, 2006 Commissioner's Order No. 06-0317; Adoption of new 28 Tex. Admin. Code §21.1004, concerning restrictions on certain claims in residential property insurance and a transition plan requirement to be effective April 23, 2006 Property and Casualty - WC Classification
B-0016-06 April 13, 2006 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS RULES IN THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABLITY INSURANCE PERTAINING TO GENERAL PARTNERS AND LIMITED PARTNERS Property and Casualty - WC Classification
B-0015-06 April 13, 2006 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS RULES IN THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE PERTAINING TO THE RULES AND ENDORSEMENT FOR CERTIFIED WORKERS' COMPENSATION HEALTH CARE NETWORK CREDITS Consumer
B-0014-06 March 31, 2006 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2006 CALL FOR FIRST QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 2006 - WORKERS' COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Property and Casualty - Data Services
B-0006-06 March 06, 2006 Change in Medicare Conversion Factor for Calendar Year 2006 Division of Workers' Compensation
2005
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0074-05 December 21, 2005 Required Insurance Carrier Certification Under 28 TAC §10.20(2) Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0072-05 December 20, 2005 Preauthorization of Physical and Occupational Therapy Worker's Compensation
B-0071-05 December 07, 2005 Voluntary Networks or Informal Networks Worker's Compensation
B-0058-05 September 23, 2005 SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME BENEFITS Worker's Compensation
B-0057-05 September 23, 2005 REQUESTING AN INTERLOCUTORY ORDER FOR THE PAYMENT OF INCOME BENEFITS Worker's Compensation
B-0056-05 September 23, 2005 Hurricane Rita - An Extraordinary Event; Workers' Compensation Issues Concerning Hurricane Victims or Evacuees. Division of Workers' Compensation
B-0037-05a August 30, 2005 MEDICAL BILLING TIMEFRAMES TDI Commissioner
B-0031-05 July 22, 2005 79th Legislature, Regular Session 2005, Amendments to Article 5.55 of the Texas Insurance Code and changes in rate filing requirements for insurers writing workers' compensation insurance in Texas Property and Casualty
B-0030-05 July 22, 2005 Underwriting Guidelines Filing Requirements Property and Casualty
2004
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0007-04 February 03, 2004 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO RULE XVIII-GROUP PURCHASE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION IN THE TEXAS BASIC MANUAL OF RULES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY Worker's Compensation
1999
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0024-99 May 07, 1999 W. C. Circular Letter No. 694, Retrospective Rating Article No. 187 - MAINTENANCE TAX SURCHARGE Worker's Compensation
1998
Bulletin NumberDate IssuedReferenceSubject
B-0073-98 October 08, 1998 Workers' Compensation Classification relativities (Reference: W. C. Circular Letter No. 691) Consumer
B-0066-98 September 30, 1998 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 1998 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE - 1998 - WORKER'S COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS Worker's Compensation
B-0009-98 February 23, 1998 Appendix For Current Title Bulletins, Basic Manual of Title Insurance Worker's Compensation

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