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February 27, 2015
Texas Insurance Commissioner Announces $352.5 Million in Refunds to State Farm Policyholders
AUSTIN – Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced today the resolution of a more than decade long dispute with the state’s largest homeowners insurer, State Farm Lloyds.

February 18, 2015
Regional Workplace Safety Summit Offered March 25th in San Antonio
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present the first in a new series of regional workplace safety workshops for employers and employees on March 25, 2015 at the Region 20 Education Service Center at 1314 Hines in San Antonio. The San Antonio Regional Safety Summit is one of several Regional Safety Summits offered by the DWC around the state in the coming year. The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes coffee and snacks.

February 12, 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.

February 10, 2015
Division of Workers’ Compensation Recovers More than $500,000 Owed to Injured Employees and Beneficiaries
AUSTIN, TX –The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) conducted performance audits of several insurance carriers on the accuracy of payments of Lifetime Income Benefits (LIBs) and Death Benefits (DBs). Through these audits, DWC discovered underpayments on 64 claims totaling over $511,000.

February 06, 2015
Commissioner Mattax Appoints Kennedy to Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Board of Directors
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed Ted Kennedy of Austin to serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association for a term to expire September 30, 2017. The board oversees the Association’s guarantee of performance of certain contractual obligations arising from life, accident, and health insurance policies or annuity contracts written for or benefiting Texas residents.

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.

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