Current News Releases
February 09, 2016
TDI Seeks Applicants for Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications through March 11 for two public member positions on the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors. The appointment terms are for one year.
January 12, 2016
Commissioner Brannan Lowers Workers’ Compensation Maintenance Tax
AUSTIN, TX — Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan is lowering the maintenance tax rate paid on premiums collected by workers’ compensation insurance carriers for the third straight year.
January 08, 2016
TDI Sends Investigators to Deter Insurance Fraud after Storms
AUSTIN – Disasters like the outbreak of violent storms that struck North Texas last month can often be followed by a criminal element drawn to the area to take advantage of the situation. The Texas Department of Insurance has sent investigators to the area to help deter fraud, which can range from shoddy repairs to price gouging. In the worst cases, people offering services to storm victims may simply take their money and run.
January 07, 2016
TDI Seeks Professionals to Conduct Windstorm Model Peer Review
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is seeking professionals to conduct a peer review of a model developed to determine causes of insured losses on the coast.
December 29, 2015
15 Companies Approved to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims
AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified 15 employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 21,000 people in Texas.
December 28, 2015
TDI Offers Consumers Help After Recent Storms
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. Homeowners insurance generally covers losses from wind and hail. If you're having trouble reaching your company, TDI can help. Call the TDI Consumer Help Line 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.
December 11, 2015
International Group Lauds Texas State Fire Marshal’s Review of Arson Cases
AUSTIN – The International Association of Arson Investigators has recognized the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office for its approach to reviewing fire science used in past arson convictions to make sure it meets current standards and is calling on other states to follow the Texas model.
December 09, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Offers Educational Seminar for Medical Office Staff January 28 in Dallas
AUSTIN — The Division of Workers’ Compensation offers an educational seminar, Texas Workers’ Compensation 101 for Medical Office Staff, at the Center for Community Cooperation located at 2900 Live Oak Street in Dallas on Thursday, January 28. The free seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 25, 2015
Insurance Commissioner Names New TWIA Board Member
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed Deborah King to the Board of Directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA).
November 19, 2015
TDI Actuary Boerner Wins Top National Honor
AUSTIN – Texas Department of Insurance Actuarial Director Mike Boerner is this year’s recipient of the Robert Dineen Award, the highest honor for a state regulator bestowed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
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