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Parking at the new Barbara Jordan Building
Parking at the new Barbara Jordan Building

Beginning October 10, 2022, DWC will hold contested case hearings at the new Barbara Jordan Building in the Capitol Complex, located at 1601 Congress Avenue.

If you are driving to your Austin hearing, you’ll need to plan for parking. There are a few on-street metered spaces near the building and DWC has arranged a limited number of free parking spots for visitors who have hearings. Here’s a video to help you with parking and entering the building.

2022 Biennial Report
DWC Biennial Report released

Get updates on the state’s workers’ compensation system and our legislative recommendations in the 2022 Biennial Report to the 88th Texas Legislature. Read the full report or get highlights in our report snapshot.

Coronavirus
Coronavirus resource page

Go to DWC’s coronavirus resource page to learn more information about COVID-19 and its impact on the workers’ compensation system.

Forget the fax!
Forget the fax!

Anyone can upload electronic documents, such as DWC forms, to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation and get a printable receipt.

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News and highlights

DWC releases biennial report to Legislature

DWC submits its biennial report to the 88th Texas Legislature in accordance with the Texas Labor Code. This report provides an update on the Texas workers' compensation system and briefly describes legislative recommendations to improve the state’s ability to effectively and efficiently regulate the workers' compensation system. Need an overview? See the snapshot.

DWC announces performance based oversight results

DWC has released the 2022 Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight assessment. Insurance carriers were assessed on their performance in five measures: paying initial temporary income benefits; processing initial medical bills; processing requests for reconsideration of medical bills; submitting initial payment data by electronic data interchange (EDI); and submitting medical bill processing data by EDI.

DWC requests comments on designated doctor billing and reimbursement rules

DWC informally proposes changes to the fees for designated doctor exams.
We will host a stakeholder presentation on the amendments to Chapters 133 and 134 on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., Central time, to discuss updated rule language and feedback from system participants on the second informal proposal.

Global Animal Products earns safety award

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Global Animal Products with a Lone Star Safety Award for their exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. Global Animal Products manufactures organic minerals for livestock. 

ACB International earns safety award

DWC presented ACB International with a Lone Star Safety Award at a ceremony at the company’s Hankamer chemical plant on November 18. ACB International President Keith Bennet and Safety Manager David Watson received the award from DWC Occupational Safety and Health Consultant Charmaine Costner for the company’s exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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.