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

DWC holds 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.

2023 Texas Workers’ Compensation Conference, “Basics & Beyond” - July 10-12 in Austin
Registration opens April 3

Join us July 10-12 in Austin. Our annual Texas Workers’ Compensation Conference, “Basics & Beyond”, has something for everyone - whether you’re new to the world of workers’ compensation or a seasoned professional.

Look for updates on our conference page and check out highlights from last year.

Nonsubscriber filing period  - February 1 through April 30
Are you a Texas employer that does not have workers’ compensation coverage for your employees?

If so, you must file DWC Form-005 with DWC annually. Employers that do not file this form by April 30 may face penalties under state law. 

Find the form and information on how to file.

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.

Learn more...

News and highlights

DWC reviewing Old Law rules

DWC will review all sections in Chapters 41-69 of the Texas Administrative Code. We are accepting public comments on whether these rules should continue to exist, and whether they should be repealed, readopted, or readopted with amendments.

Discount interest rate set

DWC has determined that any interest or discount provided for in the Texas Labor Code shall be at the rate of 7.99 percent. The rate is effective April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023.

Are employers required to have workers’ compensation insurance in Texas?

Business owners have many decisions to make, including whether to provide workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. Texas is the only state that gives private-sector employers that choice. Businesses that provide workers’ compensation coverage are called “subscribers.” Those who do not are called “non-subscribers.”

DWC seeks comments on forms changes

DWC is accepting public comments on changes to four forms: DWC Form-022, Request for a required medical examination (RME); DWC Form-031, Request to change payment period or purchase an annuity for death or lifetime income benefits; DWC Form-051, Request for a lump sum payment of impairment income benefits (IIBs); and DWC Form-057, Request to extend the date of maximum medical improvement for an approved spinal surgery.

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

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