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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, …

Private Insurer Will No Longer Fund Fraud Prosecutions in Texas

Note: This article originally ran in the Texas Tribune. Thanks to new money and oversight from the Texas Legislature, the state can now pursue workers’ compensation fraud cases without relying on an unusual and much-criticized funding deal between a private …

Texas Mutual Offers Guidance on New OSHA Rules

Recognizing the complex nature of keeping up with rules promulgated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual, has provided guidance on one of OSHA’s newest rules: Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. …

Fraud Ruling Against Texas Doctor Stands

The Austin (Texas) Court of Appeals has upheld felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges against Howard T. Douglas III, M.D., for using his company — Western Medical Evaluators — to deliberately overbill Texas Mutual for medical exams, the insurer announced. Douglas, …

Texas Construction Safety Group Gets $2.1M Dividend from Insurer

Workers compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., recently awarded a dividend of $2,159,751 to the Texas Construction Association safety group. The dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in their businesses and therefore …

Home Builders Safety Group Earns $117,226 Texas Mutual Dividend

Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced it awarded a dividend of $117,226 to the Texas Home Builders (THB) safety group. The dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in their businesses and therefore …

Texas Mutual Awards $62K Dividend to Construction Supply Safety Group

Austin-based workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., recently awarded a dividend of $62,147 to the Texas Construction Supply safety group. Texas Mutual said the dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in …

Johnson Named Vice President of Claim Operations at Texas Mutual

Workers’ compensation carrier, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., announced that Curtis Johnson Jr. has been appointed vice president of claim operations. In this role he oversees all claim operations, including special claim services, employers’ liability, subrogation, regional claim operations, medical bill …

‘Tis the Season for Workplace Safety

The holiday season can be one of the most prosperous times of year for many businesses. Increased activity in the workplace often means hiring temporary, seasonal employees. Continued employment gains across all industries and increased consumer spending are expected to …

Texas Construction Company Owners Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Anthony Stokes and Mario Williams of Little Elm, Texas, for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. Stokes and Williams were sentenced to one year deferred adjudication and ordered to pay …