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June 12, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar offered in Amarillo for health care providers and staff
Workers’ comp seminar offered in Amarillo for health care providers and staff

June 05, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar offered in Lubbock for Health Care Providers and Staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer training for medical office staff at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) Training Center, 135 Slaton Road in Lubbock. The free seminar will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.summary of article

May 23, 2018
Insurance commissioner’s plain language campaign: Keep it simple
Imagine if you could go to an insurance website and understand every word. Or you could always find what you needed to solve a problem because it was written in short, clear sentences. Sound good?

May 23, 2018
Division offers free workplace safety training for construction industry
At the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), part of our mission is to educate employers and their employees about safety to help prevent on the job injuries. The Division’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour construction outreach trainings are a big part of that effort. This valuable training will be offered free of charge for attendees starting in June 2018.

May 21, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar offered in Corpus Christi for Health Care Providers and Staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar for health care providers and staff providing health care to injured employees in the Texas workers’ compensation system, on June 19, 2018 at the Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, Room 167, in Corpus Christi.

May 21, 2018
Health care provider sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud
Health care provider sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud

May 17, 2018
Make flood insurance part of your hurricane season preparation
Hurricane season begins June 1, with the experience of Hurricane Harvey still fresh on Texans’ minds. The Texas Department of Insurance is urging homeowners to review your insurance policies and consider flood insurance if you don’t already have it. No matter where you live.

May 16, 2018
New TDI website sheds light on medical costs
Need rotator cuff surgery and wondering what it’s going to cost you? Texas consumers now have a new tool to help them find out.

May 10, 2018
Sullivan names Slape second-in-command at TDI
Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan today promoted Doug Slape to second-in-command at the Texas Department of Insurance.

May 09, 2018
TDI cautions consumers: Monitor universal life policies
Low interest rates can lead to policy lapses or need for payment increases.

May 09, 2018
Odessa company earns award for creating a strong safety culture
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Industrial Insulation & Sheet Metal, Inc. for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its Odessa facility.

April 17, 2018
Videos make workers’ comp easier to understand
Workers’ compensation can be confusing. Most people don’t even think about it until after they get hurt at work. But if you have a work-related injury or illness, you’ll need a guide to the Texas workers’ compensation system.

April 12, 2018
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Seminar on May 16 in El Paso
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) offers a Regional Safety Seminar on May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Service Center, Region 19, 6611 Boeing Drive in El Paso. The seminar provides employers and employees affordable training on common causes of preventable workplace injuries and fatalities, and on current and upcoming regulations in the occupational safety and health fields.

April 09, 2018
Commissioner of Workers' Compensation resigns
Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has informed Gov. Greg Abbott that he will step down from his position effective May 1.

April 05, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar offered in Houston for Health Care Providers and Staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Houston Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar for health care providers and staff providing health care to injured employees in the Texas workers’ compensation system, on May, 15, 2018 at the UH SBDC, Suite 200, 2302 Fannin in Houston. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $99, including lunch and parking.

April 02, 2018
Pflugerville landscape company convicted of workers’ comp fraud
A Pflugerville landscape company pleaded guilty March 21 to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage.

March 28, 2018
Pasadena facility earns safety award
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Pond & Company for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its Pasadena facility. Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan presented the company with the Lone Star Safety Program Award.

March 12, 2018
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Seminar on April 11 in Fort Worth
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is offering a Regional Safety Seminar on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Service Center, Region 11, 1451 S.

March 06, 2018
Tow company owner convicted of insurance fraud
The former owner of towing company was convicted of fraud in Houston after buying insurance coverage after a wreck and then filing a claim with the wrong date.

March 05, 2018
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Seminar on March 20 in San Antonio
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) offers a Regional Safety Seminar on March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Avenue in San Antonio. The seminar provides employers and employees affordable training on common causes of preventable workplace injuries and fatalities and on current and upcoming regulations in the occupational safety and health fields.

February 28, 2018
Welcome to our new website
The Texas Department of Insurance has unveiled a new website to make it easier for Texas consumers to get help with insurance questions, understand the claims process, and know their rights.

February 15, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar for health care providers and staff in Edinburg
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Small Business Development Center (UTRGV SBDC) will offer a seminar for health care providers and staff providing health care to injured employees in the Texas workers’ compensation system, on March 22. The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UTRGV CESS Bldg., 1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Dr., Suite 1.200.

February 15, 2018
Lubbock insurance agent sentenced for scamming elderly clients
A former Lubbock insurance agent was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison and ordered to pay back $810,000 to his victims after a Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) investigation.

January 17, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar offered in Laredo for Health Care Providers and Staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will offer a seminar for health care providers and staff providing health care to injured employees in the Texas workers’ compensation system, on February 15, 2018. The free seminar will be held at the DWC Laredo Field Office, 500 E. Mann Rd. Ste. B-2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

January 04, 2018
TDI’s top 10 insurance fraud cases of 2017
In 2017, Texas Department of Insurance fraud investigations resulted in 135 suspects referred for prosecution, 113 indictments, and $2.3 million in court-ordered restitution for victims.

January 04, 2018
Workers’ comp seminar for Health Care Providers and Staff in El Paso
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the El Paso Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar for health care providers and staff providing health care to injured employees in the Texas workers’ compensation system on March 9.

January 03, 2018
North Texas title agent sentenced for stealing millions
Nancy Carroll, the former owner of Millennium Title in Keller, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $8.6 million after a Texas Department of Insurance investigation found she had stolen millions from her clients and investors.



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