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Agency Highlights


  • 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 statiscal 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.
  • NCCI Item 01-TX-2021 - Revisions to the Retrospective Rating Plan Manual Rule 3-A in Texas.  Item 01-TX-2021 revises the Texas exception to Rule 3-A in the Retrospective Rating Plan Manual to end the requirement to submit a copy of the Texas Notice of Election of Retrospective Rating Plan to TDI. Instead, carriers will be required to maintain a copy of this notice and make it available to TDI upon request. Order 2021-6890 issued 07/01/2021.
  • NCCI Item B-1444-NCCI's Basic Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance.  Item B-1444 proposes a reorganized Texas-specific manual.  Comments due 08/16/2021.
  • NCCI Item 01-TX-2020 - Texas Negotiated Deductible, which clarifies that Type of Deductible Plan Code 13-Negotiated Deductible in the NCCI Statistical Plan continues to apply in Texas. The change applies to new and renewal policies effective on or after July 1, 2018. Order 2021-6845 issued 05/26/2021

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: 1/6/2022