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January 26, 2015
Consumer Alert - TDI Warns Consumers of Timeshare Fraud
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) warns owners of timeshare vacation properties of a fraud scheme involving unlicensed title insurance companies.

January 23, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces 2014 Enforcement Actions
AUSTIN - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) in 2014.

January 22, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY: TDI Updates Enforcement Action Summaries on Website
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Insurance has updated summaries of enforcement actions naming licensed insurance agents, insurance companies and other regulated entities on the agency website.

January 21, 2015
DWC Offers New Educational Outreach Program for Injured Employees
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has recently launched a new educational outreach program, Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals, designed to educate injured employees about the basics of workers’ compensation, so they are able to successfully navigate their claims. The free sessions are offered in both English and Spanish in select cities, and developed to ensure the information is provided clearly to the participating injured employees.

January 13, 2015
Gov. Perry Appoints Mattax as Commissioner of Insurance
AUSTIN – Texas Governor Rick Perry recently appointed David Mattax of Austin as Commissioner of Insurance for a term to expire February 1, 2015.

January 07, 2015
Commissioner Brannan Lowers Maintenance Tax Rate to Start 2015
AUSTIN, TX — Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has determined, pursuant to Texas Labor Code Section 403.003, that the maintenance tax rate be lowered to 1.533 percent of gross premiums collected by workers’ compensation insurance carriers from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

January 07, 2015
Insurance Department Recovers More Than $32 Million for Texas Consumers
AUSTIN – Consumer Protection staff for the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) were able to recover $32.4 million for Texas consumers during the past year as a result of complaint resolution, the agency announced today.

December 18, 2014
DWC Approves 10 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) approved 1 new Certificate of Authority to self-insure workers’ compensation claims and renewed 9 such certificates. The companies receiving the certificates collectively employ approximately 33,150 employees in Texas.

December 16, 2014
Texas Number and Rate of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Off Work Decreased in 2013
AUSTIN, TX — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, private industry employers in Texas reported 51,890 cases involving days away from work and an incidence rate of 66.6 injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time equivalent employees in 2013. These are decreases from 53,290 cases and a rate of 70.1 in 2012. The Texas rate is below the national rate of 99.9

December 15, 2014
DWC Announces Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight Results
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today announced the results of the fifth Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. summary of article

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