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July 1, 2014
DWC Approves 12 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) approved twelve renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the DWC Self-Insurance Program. These companies collectively employ approximately 36,678 employees in Texas.

July 1, 2014
Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces Recent Enforcement Actions
AUSTIN - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC).

June 25, 2014
Rule Aims to Assist Injured Employees Seeking Lifetime Income Benefits
AUSTIN, TX —The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is accepting public comment on a rule that will assist injured employees seeking Lifetime Income Benefits in the Texas workers’ compensation system.

June 13, 2014
Division of Workers’ Compensation Recent Enforcement Actions
AUSTIN - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC).

May 22, 2014
Division of Workers’ Compensation Recent Enforcement Actions
AUSTIN - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC).

May 5, 2014
DWC Hosts Texas Workplace Safety Summit May 6-8 in Austin
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared May 2014 as “Occupational Safety and Health Month” to recognize the importance of occupational safety and health practices to the well-being of every employee in Texas and to our vibrant economy.

April 22, 2014
Positive Trends in Texas WC System Include Lower Costs for Employers
AUSTIN, TX – Declining workplace injuries and fewer claims for workers’ compensation benefits are leading to lower costs for employers, Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon said today during invited testimony before the House Business & Industry Committee.

April 7, 2014
Commissioner Testifies: Closed Pharmacy Formulary Successfully Reduces Opioid Drug Prescriptions for Injured Employees
AUSTIN, TX - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon today presented testimony to the Texas House Committee on Public Health regarding the recent decline in the number and cost of opioid drug prescriptions in the Texas workers’ compensation system.

February 3, 2014
DWC Approves 11 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims
AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) approved eleven renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the DWC Self-Insurance Program. These companies collectively employ approximately 20,159 employees in Texas.

January 31, 2014
Division of Workers’ Compensation Recent Enforcement Actions
AUSTIN - Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC).

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