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Workers’ Compensation Eyes Telemedicine As Treatment Option

Cost savings, better access to care, immediate triaging of injuries and faster claims closings are just some of the benefits of telemedicine, according to workers’ compensation experts, who also say its use is growing. Telemedicine could potentially deliver more than …

Agents Need to Know: Texas Workers’ Comp E-Mods Changing

The number 1.00 means different things to different people. In baseball, 1.00 represents a perfect batting average. But in college, a 1.00 grade point average is about as bad as it gets. In workers’ compensation, a 1.00 experience modifier, or …

Medical Chain Pleads Guilty to Work Comp Fraud, Repays Texas Mutual $6.5M

Nova Healthcare Management, headquartered in Houston, Texas, entered a plea of guilty to felony workers’ compensation fraud related charges, according to an announcement by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. and the Travis County District Attorney. According to the court documents, Texas …

Recreation Safety Group Dividends Texas Mutual Reach $1M-Plus

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. recently paid a dividend of $163,691 to the Texas Recreation Safety Group, bringing the total dividend payout for this group to $1,160,945 since 2009. The dividends earned are based largely on the group members’ dedication to …

Texas Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Rodney Williams of Seabrook, Texas, for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Williams to deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $6,156 in restitution to Texas Mutual. …

Houston Nurse Ordered to Return Nearly $40K to Texas Mutual

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Raj Dhingra of Houston for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. Dhingra was sentenced to deferred adjudication and ordered to pay $39,800 in restitution to Texas Mutual. Dhingra reported a job-related …

Texas Mutual Wins Health and Wellness Award

Workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., was recently named the winner of the Higginbotham Health & Wellness Award in the large business category at the 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards, the largest business event in Central Texas. Organized by …

Texas Homebuilder Workers’ Comp Group Distributing $500K to Members

Texas Homebuilder Workers’ Compensation Group (THB) announced that 2014 dividend payments to policyholders will total more than $500,000. The program is available only to homebuilders in Texas. Founded in 2004 by members of Hotchkiss Insurance Agency LLC, THB is headquartered …

Top Loss Leaders in the Oil Patch? Commercial Auto, Workers’ Comp

There’s no doubt that new advancements in the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are driving the current production boom in the oil patch. The technique, which is used to retrieve oil and gas reservoirs that previously were inaccessible via …

Texas Mutual to Distribute $200M in Policyholder Dividends

Qualifying policyholder owners of Texas Mutual Insurance Co. will share a $200 million dividend distribution this year, the company’s board of directors announced after a unanimous vote on May 28, 2014. As a mutual company, Texas Mutual is owned by its …