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2018 Workers' Compensation Conference
Connect. Share. Learn.

The Texas Safety Summit and the Education Conference are merging in 2018 for a 3-day event. Connect, share and learn at one of the nation’s largest workers’ compensation conferences.

OSHCON Program
OSHCON

DWC provides a free, confidential service to help private Texas employers identify and eliminate workplace hazards. Employers don’t have to carry workers’ compensation to participate. 

Man in wheelchair at work
Return to Work

Employers, health care providers, and insurance carriers must work with injured employees to help them get back to productive work safely.

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News and highlights

Dallas-area attorney charged with workers’ compensation fraud

A Travis County grand jury has indicted Leslie Casaubon of Lewisville on charges of workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly billing clients for services that were not provided, false billing, and tampering with a government record. The indictment alleges fraud of more than $400,000.

Proposed rules: 28 TAC §180.26 and §180.8

The proposed amendments are to implement Senate Bill 1895, passed during the 85th Texas Legislature. The rule increases DWC’s communication to those receiving an administrative penalty.

Adopted rule: compounded drugs

The adoptions exclude from the closed formulary all prescription drugs created through compounding prescribed and dispensed on or after July 1, 2018, and require preauthorization of these drugs for claims subject to and not subject to certified networks.

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. Jammers Groundscapes entered the plea in a Travis County District Court and was ordered to pay $400,000 to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the workers’ compensation carrier.

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Vision
The nation’s best care and services for injured employees and their employers.

Mission
Regulate Texas workers’ compensation efficiently, educate system participants, and achieve a balanced system in which everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.