Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) News

Knight Named a Deputy Commissioner at Texas Workers’ Comp Division

Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Cassie Brown has appointed Debra Knight as the new deputy commissioner of Compliance and Investigations. This program area at the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) monitors compliance and investigates fraud and administrative violations. It is …

Texas Division of Workers’ Comp: All Claim Files Now in Digital Format

Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cassie Brown has turned in the keys to a secure warehouse that the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has used since 1992 to store injured employee claims. The 24,000-square-foot building that housed rows and rows of …

Texas Re-Certifies 7 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Comp Claims

The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified seven employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 30,000 people in Texas. DWC renewed: Bradford Holding Company Inc. Textron Inc. Weyerhaeuser Company Jacobs Engineering Group …

Texas Offers Grace Period for Workers’ Comp Reporting

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is offering a temporary grace period to those employers who have not met workers’ compensation reporting requirements in the past — allowing them to report between Feb. 1 and April 30 without any …

Texas Workers’ Comp Division: State’s Rates Among Nation’s Lowest

Texas has some of the nation’s most affordable workers’ compensation coverage, according to a 2016 study, which found that the Lone Star State had the 10th lowest rates among all states, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation reports. The study …

Texas Sets Seasonal Worker Adjusted Gross Annual Payroll Requirement

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has increased for 2016 the adjusted annual payroll requirement of an employer for the coverage of seasonal workers from $54,229 to $54,359. This is an increase of .24 percent based on the inflation …