Current News Releases
October 08, 2015
Regional Workplace Safety Summit October 20 in Amarillo
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is hosting a regional workplace safety workshop October 20 in Amarillo to help employers learn how to avoid common workplace injuries and comply with federal safety requirements.
October 06, 2015
Know Your Insurance Coverage Before Renting Out Home
AUSTIN – Home sharing has become popular as homeowners in areas near seasonal festivals and events discover a ready source of additional income in short-term rentals. Before renting out your home, it is important to find out if your homeowners insurance policy will cover such arrangements.
October 06, 2015
SFMO Arson Lab Receives International Accreditation
AUSTIN - The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board has granted international accreditation to the forensic arson laboratory at the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office. The recognition follows a thorough review of the lab’s technical and management performance.
October 05, 2015
Regional Workplace Safety Summit October 14 in Denton
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is hosting a regional workplace safety workshop October 14 in Denton to help employers learn how to avoid common workplace injuries and comply with federal safety requirements.
October 02, 2015
TDI Actuary Boerner Wins National Award
AUSTIN – Mike Boerner, director of the actuarial office for the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), is the 2015 recipient of the Robert J. Myers Public Service Award from the American Academy of Actuaries. The award will be presented at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in November in Washington, D.C.
October 01, 2015
Insurance Commissioner Names New TWIA Board
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed nine members from across Texas to serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) after the 2015 Legislature changed the board’s makeup.
September 28, 2015
East Texas Companies Recognized for Exemplary Safety Programs
TYLER — Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan visited East Texas today to honor two local employers for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of injuries and illnesses at the companies’ facilities.
September 25, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY: Workers’ Compensation Commissioner to Honor East Texas Businesses
TYLER — Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan will visit East Texas Monday, September 28, to honor two local employers for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of injuries and illnesses at the companies’ facilities.
September 22, 2015
Workers’ Compensation Weekly Benefit Rates Set for October 1, 2015, Through September 30, 2016
AUSTIN — The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, is set at $895.08. The maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation income benefits is set at $895 and the minimum weekly benefit rate is set at $134 for that period.
September 16, 2015
11 Companies Approved to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified 11 employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 50,000 people in Texas.
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