Texas Department of Insurance News

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 …

Texas Workers’ Comp Division Releases Health Care Provider Oversight Results

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has released the 2017 Health Care Provider Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment results. Health care providers were assessed on their performance in one of three categories: Timely filing the DWC …

Texas Division of Workers’ Comp: Employees Stepped Up to Help After Hurricane

When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area two months ago, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation employees around the state responded rapidly. DWC increased staffing on the customer service line, created a resources web page, and reminded insurance …

Texas Workers’ Comp Prosecution Unit Reports Fraud Indictments

A Massachusetts company and three individuals have been indicted in Texas for organized crime activity related to workers’ compensation fraud, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced. TDI reported that EME International Inc. located in Marblehead, …

Texas Regulators Seek Data on Insurers’ Hurricane Harvey Claims

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a mandatory data call to both admitted and surplus lines insurance carriers seeking information about Hurricane Harvey-related claims in 62 counties impacted by the storm. The data call is designed to provide TDI …

Texas Sets Annual Workers’ Compensation Weekly Benefit Wage

The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2018, is set at $913.37, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. The maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation income benefits …