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10 Companies Re-certified to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims

(posted Wednesday, January 04, 2017)
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified 10 employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 15,000 people in Texas. DWC renewed: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company The Sherwin-Williams Company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. FedEx Freight, Inc. Guardian Industries Corp. International Paper Company James Co Read More

Notice re: NCCI Filing Item B-1433

(posted Tuesday, January 03, 2017)
TDI has posted notice of a filing (http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTA2LjY4NDA2OTcxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEwNi42ODQwNjk3MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTU1NzAyJmVtYWlsaWQ9bWF4cG93QGFvbC5jb20mdXNlcmlkPW1heHBvd0Bhb2wuY29tJmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&101&&&http://www.tdi.texas.gov/rules/2016/nccimanual.html) by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). NCCI's filing proposes Read More

New Attorney Fee Rules (including Division Rationales)

(posted Friday, December 30, 2016)
TITLE 28. INSURANCE Part 2. Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation Chapter 152: Attorney Fees TITLE 28. INSURANCE PART 2. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CHAPTER 152: ATTORNEY FEES Title 28 TAC §152.3, §152.4, and §152.6 Proposed Sections Page 1 of 53 INTRODUCTION. The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (division Read More

Adopted Attorney Fee Rules and Forms

(posted Friday, December 30, 2016)
On December 9, 2016, Commissioner of Workers' Compensation Ryan Brannan adopted the repeal of existing 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §152.3 and §152.4. Commissioner Brannan also adopted new §152.3, §152.4, and §152.6. The adoption was filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on December 16, 2016. The adoption will be published in the December 30, 2016 issue of the Texas Register. The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compe Read More

Discount Rate and Interest Rate Determined for January 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017

(posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016)
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation has determined, pursuant to the authority and direction given under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act (Texas Labor Code, §401.023), that any interest or discount provided for in the Act shall be at the rate of 4.41 percent. This rate is computed by using the treasury constant maturity rate for one-year treasury bills (0. 91 percent) issued by the United States Government, as published by the Federal Reserve Boar Read More

Input Requested for CY 2017 Annual Plan-Based Audit Considerations

(posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016)
The Division of Workers’ Compensation seeks informal input from workers’ compensation system participants concerning potential categories for the CY 2017 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan. As a reminder, the Annual Plan sets the priorities for audits the Medical Quality Review Panel will initiate during the upcoming year.  Read More

TDI-DWC Finalizes the Independent Review Organization Plan-Based Audit

(posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016)
To: Workers’ Compensation System Participants From: Patrick Palmer, M.D., Medical Advisor Date December 20, 2016 RE: TDI-DWC Finalizes the Independent Review Organization Plan-Based Audit On November 7, 2016, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) solicited and received constructive input from workers’ compensation system participants on the proposed Independent Review Organization (IRO) Plan-Based Audit (Pla Read More

TDI Rule Adoption: 28 TAC Sections 1.414 and 7.1001

(posted Monday, December 19, 2016)
The Texas Department of Insurance has adopted amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code that address: Section 1.414 concerning the 2017 assessment of maintenance taxes and fees imposed by the Texas Insurance Code. Section 7.1001 concerning the 2017 assessments to cover the expenses to examine domestic and foreign insurance companies and self-insurance groups providing workers’ compensation insurance. For details, visit the TDI Proposed and Adopted Rules page (x-webdoc://C0D93F41 Read More

Data Call for Annual Experience and Workers’ Compensation Deductible Plans

(posted Monday, December 19, 2016)
The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a mandatory annual data call to all insurance companies writing private passenger nonfleet automobile, homeowners multiple peril, workers' compensation, commercial fire and allied lines, commercial multiple peril, general liability, boiler and machinery, commercial crime, commercial glass, medical professional liability, and miscellaneous professional liability in Texas. This call will provide TDI with immediate access to market condition informat Read More

TDI adopts policy count submission rule

(posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016)
TDI has adopted an amendment to 28 TAC 1.603. The amendment requires policyholder count information to be submitted to TDI as part of the annual statement. The information is used to determine complaint ratios as required by Insurance Code §521.052. Visit our Proposed and Adopted Rules page (http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTYxMjEzLjY3NTg4NDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE2MTIxMy42NzU4ODQ4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTQ5MTA2JmV Read More