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April 20, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY – APRIL 22, 2015 State Fire Marshal and Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office Host Two Discussion Series in Pearland
PEARLAND, TX – The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office will host two discussions on April 22, 2015 in Pearland.

April 15, 2015
CONSUMER ALERT: AT TAX TIME, AVOID RISKS OF IDENTITY THEFT
AUSTIN – Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as Social Security number and date of birth, with the intent to commit fraud or to aid an unlawful activity. For the 2015 federal income tax season, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) urges consumers to consider a few simple safeguards to keep sensitive information out of the hands of wrongdoers.

April 15, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Offers Educational Seminar for Medical Office Staff May 28th in Austin
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) offers an educational seminar, Texas Workers’ Compensation 101 for Medical Office Staff, at the DWC Central Office, 7551 Metro Center Drive in Austin on May 28, 2015. The seminar is free of charge and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 15, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces Recent Enforcement Actions
AUSTIN, TX — Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation, Ryan Brannan, recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC).

April 08, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Offers Educational Seminar for Medical Office Staff May 6th in El Paso
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and the El Paso Small Business Development Center offer an educational seminar, Texas Workers’ Compensation 101 for Medical Office Staff, at El Paso Community College – ASC Auditorium – 9050 Viscount Bldg. A on May 6, 2015. The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the registration fee is $65 with lunch provided. The educational seminar provides practical information for the medical office staff managing administrative processes related to Texas workers’ compensation claims. The seminar includes presentations on the following six session topics:

April 08, 2015
Regional Workplace Safety Summit Offered April 22 in Fort Worth
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on April 22, 2015 at the Region 11 Education Service Center at 1451 South Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The Fort Worth Regional Safety Summit is one of several Regional Safety Summits offered by the DWC around the state. The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes coffee and snacks.

April 08, 2015
COMMISSIONER MATTAX NAMES THREE TO SURPLUS LINES STAMPING OFFICE BOARD
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed Michael Berry of Cedar Park and Evelyn Miller of Baytown, and reappointed Jennifer Hoff, ARM, MHP of Cedar Park to serve on the Surplus Lines Stamping Office Board of Directors for terms to expire December 31, 2017. The board reviews and evaluates the eligibility of each surplus lines insurance contract and surplus lines insurer.

April 07, 2015
DWC Hosts 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference May 19-21
AUSTIN - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will host the 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit May 19-21, 2015 in Austin at the Doubletree Hotel Austin, located at 6505 IH-35 North.

March 31, 2015
Commissioner Mattax Elected Chairman of National Commission
AUSTIN – Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax was elected chairman of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC) on March 27 in Phoenix, AZ.

March 30, 2015
Media Advisory: State Fire Marshal and Longview Fire Marshal’s Office Host Two Discussion Series in Longview
LONGVIEW, TX – The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and the Longview Fire Marshal’s Office will host two discussions on April 1, 2015 in Longview.

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