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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 …

Courts Order Combined $10K in Restitution to Texas Mutual

Travis County, Texas, district courts sentenced two men, in separate cases, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The men collected a combined $9,928 in benefits they were not entitled to, according to Texas Mutual Insurance Co. Jose Rodrigo Ramirez-Valdez of Giddings …

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud; Ordered to Repay $806K

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that Howard Douglas Whiddon of Dripping Springs pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud-related charges in a Travis County district court. The court sentenced Whiddon to 10 years’ deferred adjudication and 160 hours of community service, …

Austin Insurance Professionals Hike Fundraising Goal; State Auto Offers Challenge

With an original goal of raising $300,000 for the United Way of Greater Austin, the response from area insurance professionals was so successful during the first six months of the campaign that the Insurance Industry Challenge upped its goal to …