Texas Department of Insurance News

Texas Workers’ Comp Study Finds Improvement in Worker Access to Medical Care

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reported in a newly released study that access to medical care for injured workers has improved slightly and that a high rate of doctors who treat workers’ comp patients has remained …

Austin Drops Workers’ Comp Lawsuit Against Firefighter with Cancer

The city of Austin, Texas, has dropped a lawsuit challenging the determination by state workers’ compensation officials and an appeals panel that a firefighter diagnosed with cancer is eligible for workers’ comp benefits. According to the Austin Firefighters Association, Lt. …

Texas Insurance Department: Harvey Claims Reporting Deadline Approaching

As the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, the Texas Department of Insurance is reminding Texans that some insurance policies have a one-year deadline to file claims. Harvey made landfall August 25. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claims must be reported …

Texas Seeks Input on Draft of Revisions to Catastrophe Data Call Standards

Texas insurance regulators have responded to insurer requests for revisions to its standards for catastrophe data calls and is seeking input on the proposed changes. The Texas Department of Insurance said following Hurricanes Ike and Harvey, insurers participating in data …

Texas Insurance Dept. Earns National Award for Support of Guard, Reserve Employees

The Texas Department of Insurance is one of 15 employers across the nation to earn the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor given for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. TDI reported it was …

Texas Calls for 2017 Commercial Property, Businessowners Premium Data

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a special data call to companies writing direct commercial property or businessowners insurance in Texas catastrophe areas during calendar year 2017. The data call is necessary to supplement TDI’s statistical information and to …

Slape, Walker Promoted at Texas Insurance Department

Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has promoted Doug Slape to second-in-command at the Texas Department of Insurance. Slape has been at the agency since 1988 and has served as deputy commissioner for the Financial Regulation Division the past three years. As …

Texas Moves to Liquidate Non-Standard Auto Insurer, Access

Texas insurance regulators placed into receivership and started the process of liquidating a Texas-domiciled/Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered property/casualty insurance company that the insurance department says is insolvent. Access Insurance Co. is primarily a provider of non-standard auto insurance and is licensed in …

Former Texas Agent Gets Life Sentence for Insurance Scam

A former Lubbock, Texas, insurance agent has been sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay back $810,000 to his victims, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reported. Officers with the Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Unit found that …

Nearly 670K Property Insurance Claims in Texas from Hurricane Harvey: TDI

Hurricane Harvey resulted in nearly 670,000 in combined personal and commercial property insurance claims to private insurers, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) and the Texas Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan (FAIR Plan), insurance regulators said in a presentation …