Texas Workers’ Comp Division: Nonsubscriber Annual Reports Are Due

February 2, 2018

Annual reporting for employers without workers’ compensation insurance must be submitted to the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) by April 30.

By law, Texas employers that do not provide workers’ compensation insurance must submit two types of forms to the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). Employers must file annually with DWC between February 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018.

DWC Form-005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage notifies DWC that an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance or has terminated coverage.

DWC recently revised the DWC Form-005 to make it easier for employers to know what is needed on the form and to include updated frequently asked questions. Employers should use the new form for the 2018 reporting period.

Nonsubscribers must also report each on-the-job injury, occupational illness, or fatality resulting in more than one day of lost time to DWC by filing DWC Form-007, Employer’s Report of Non-Covered Employee’s Occupational Injury or Disease.

Nonsubscribers can file the DWC Form-005 online, by fax, or by mail. The DWC Form-007 can be filed by fax or by mail.

Information on nonsubscriber reporting requirements is available on the TDI website at

Source: Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation

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