Texas Extends Workers’ Comp Insurer COVID-19 Data Call to June

January 19, 2021

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has extended until June 2021 its mandatory data call for information related to COVID-19 injuries reported to selected insurance carriers on or after Dec. 1, 2019.

The data call was originally issued on June 2, 2020.

To ensure that DWC has sufficient information to determine the impact of COVID-19 injuries on the Texas workers’ compensation system, DWC has extended the data call through June 2021.

As a reminder:

  • Only selected insurance carriers/groups are required to comply with the data call. Selected insurance carriers must provide summary data using the COVID-19 data call reporting forms and instructions. Each selected insurance carrier or group is required to provide one data submission per insurance carrier or group.
  • Insurance carriers/groups must submit the requested data to DWC through the insurance carrier Austin representative’s secure file transfer protocol box no later than 5 p.m., Central time to be considered timely. See the schedule attached to this bulletin for a complete list of data call submission deadlines.

Data call submissions are cumulative.

COVID-19 Data Call Submission Deadlines

What to Submit Submission Deadline to DWC
COVID-19 exposures and injuries reported to the insurance carrier from December 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020, and payments made on those injuries as of December 31, 2020. January 29, 2021
COVID-19 exposures and injuries reported to the insurance carrier from December 1, 2019, through March 31, 2021, and payments made on those injuries as of March 31, 2021. April 30, 2021
COVID-19 exposures and injuries reported to the insurance carrier from December 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021, and payments made on those injuries as of June 30, 2021. July 30, 2021

Source: Texas DWC

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