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July 01, 2015
Fireworks Safety Tips for Texans
AUSTIN – Celebrating July 4th with fireworks is a national tradition, and the Texas state fire marshal says common-sense tips are the key to a fun and safe holiday.

June 30, 2015
Regional Workplace Safety Summit July 29 in Waco
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation is hosting a regional workplace safety workshop July 29 in Waco to help employers learn how to avoid common workplace injuries and comply with federal safety requirements.

June 23, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Offers Educational Seminar for Medical Office Staff July 23 in San Antonio
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Small Business Development Center offer an educational seminar, Texas Workers’ Compensation 101 for Medical Office Staff, at the UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, Room 2.316, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. on Thursday, July 23, 2015. The seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the registration fee is $50 with lunch provided.

June 16, 2015
Media Advisory: The TDI Division of Worker’s Compensation Regional Workplace Safety Summit Scheduled for June 17 in Houston has been canceled.
AUSTIN – The Workers’ Compensation Regional Workplace Safety Summit scheduled for June 17 at the Lone Star College System in The Woodlands has been canceled due to weather.

June 09, 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).

June 08, 2015
TDI Fraud Prosecutor Named for Tarrant County
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) announced William “Doug” Wallace as a fraud prosecutor who will work exclusively with criminal prosecutors in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office to combat insurance fraud.

June 02, 2015
Regional Workplace Safety Summit Offered July 15 in Corpus Christi
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on July 15, 2015 at the Region 2 Education Service Center at 209 North Water Street in Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi 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.

June 01, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Releases an Educational Video for the Transition to ICD-10 Code Sets
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reminds all Texas workers’ compensation system participants that beginning October 1, 2015, the system will follow federal regulations and transition to the use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System, (ICD-10). The DWC has created a new training video on the transition from current ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets available to system participants.

May 29, 2015
TEXAS DEPARTMENT INSURANCE COMMISSIONER APPOINTS FOUR TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS PANEL
AUSTIN - Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed four members to serve on a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel, which helps interpret and apply National Council on Compensation Insurance rules to disputes brought by policyholders.

May 22, 2015
TDI Offers Consumer Help After Recent Severe Weather
AUSTIN – Consumers who suffered property damage as a result of the recent severe weather should contact their insurance companies as soon as possible to begin the claims process. If you’re having trouble reaching your company, call the Texas Department of Insurance at 1-800-252-3439. Insurance specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer your insurance questions and to help you with company contact information.

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