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Agency Highlights


  • NCCI Item B-1444 - NCCI's Basic Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance. This filing eliminates the national manual with state exceptions and replaces it with a complete Texas Basic Manual that has all the rules and classification codes in one place.  Order 2022-7251 issued 2/24/2022
  • NCCI Item E-1408 - NCCI says the New York Experience Rating Plan no longer permits New York experience to be used in NCCI's interstate experience rating plan. The filing revises the references to New York regarding its participation in NCCI's interstate experience rating plan. Comments due 2/25/2022.
  • NCCI Item 02-TX-2021 - Rules and Endorsement Related to the Catastrophe (Other Than Certified Acts of Terrorism) Provision in Texas establishes the Catastrophe (Other Than Certified Acts of Terrorism) Provision in Texas, which includes a Basic Manual rule, endorsement, and statistical code, consistent with other NCCI states.  This filing also proposes to implement NCCI's actuarial catastrophe methodology in Texas.  Order 2022-7156 issued 01/05/2022. 
  • NCCI Item B-1444 Notice Repost - TDI published notice of the filing and received one comment letter.  NCCI updated an acronym, as suggested by the commenter.  In addition, after the comment period, TDI directed NCCI to make numerous corrections and nonsubstantive revisions to the filing.  Comments due 1/14/2022.
  • NCCI Item 02-TX-2021 Rules and an Endorsement Related to the Catastrophe (Other Than Certified Acts of Terrorism) Provision in Texas, revises and establishes rules and an endorsement related to the Catastrophe (other than Certified Acts of Terrorism) Provision in Texas. Comments due 10/25/2021.
  • NCCI Item U-1402 - Injury Description Codes for Adverse Reaction to Vaccination for COVID-19 and Other Diseases.  Item U-1402 amends NCCI's Statistical Plan to identify claims for adverse reactions to vaccinations for COVID-19 and other diseases.  Order 2021-6889 issued 07/01/21.

Information

Workers' Compensation Manuals

Current Manuals: TDI has adopted the following National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) manuals, with Texas exceptions. NCCI's manuals are available by subscription at www.ncci.com.

  • Basic Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Basic Manual), optionally for policies with effective dates on or after June 1, 2014; and required for policies with effective dates on or after October 1, 2014 (see Commissioner's Order No. 3142, March 21, 2014).

  • Forms Manual of Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Forms Manual), optionally for policies with effective dates on or after June 1, 2014; and required for policies with effective dates on or after October 1, 2014 (see Commissioner's Order No. 3142, March 21, 2014).

  • Statistical Plan for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Statistical Plan), for reporting statistical data for Texas worker's compensation policies with effective dates on or after January 1, 2015 (see Commissioner's Order No. 3455, July 29, 2014).

  • Experience Rating Plan Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Experience Rating Plan Manual), for calculating experience rating modifications with effective dates on or after July 1, 2015 (see Commissioner's Order No. 3708, December 5, 2014).

  • Retrospective Rating Plan Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Retrospective Rating Plan Manual), available for use in Texas as of June 1, 2011. For new and renewal workers' compensation policies written on a retrospectively rated basis with effective dates on and after January 1, 2017, insurers must either make a reference filing with TDI to use the NCCI Retrospective Rating Plan Manual, or file their own retrospective rating plans with TDI. (See Commissioner's Order No. 4215, December 7, 2015).

Former Texas Workers' Compensation Manuals (for reference only):

  • For policies effective prior to 10/01/2014 ONLY - Texas Basic Manual of Rules, Classifications and Experience Rating Plan for Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Insurance. The rules, classifications, endorsements and forms contained in the Texas Basic Manual (PDF) expired at 12:01 a.m., October 1, 2014. View specific section:
  • The Experience Rating Plan contained in the Texas Basic Manual remains in effect for calculating and revising experience rating modifications with effective dates before July 1, 2015.
  • Texas WC Retrospective Rating Plan Manual (PDF)

Statistical Plan

For more information, contact: PropertyCasualty@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 8/8/2022