texas workers’ compensation News

Texas Extends Use of Negotiated Experience Modifiers in Workers’ Comp

The Texas Department of Insurance has approved a request to extend the use of negotiated experience modifiers in the state’s workers’ compen­sation system for another year. Without the change, under the NCCI Experience Rating Plan Manual, which Texas adopted in …

Texas Workers’ Comp Division Improves Readability of Letters to Injured Workers

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced it has modified form letters it sends to injured employees, making them easier to read. The DWC said a group of experts from across the agency looked at ways to meet legal requirements …

Percentage of Non-Subscribers in Texas Workers’ Comp System Falls

The percentage of companies that don’t participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system has fallen to the lowest level since 1993, the agency that regulates this line of insurance in the state has reported. In its Biennial Report to the …

ProPublica, NPR: Inside Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp

This article was published by ProPublica and NPR and is reprinted with permission. Standing before a giant map in his Dallas office, Bill Minick doesn’t seem like anyone’s idea of a bomb thrower. But backed by some of the biggest …

Texas to Workers’ Comp Carriers: Direction of Care for Pharmacy Services Prohibited

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation has sent a reminder to Texas workers’ compensation system participants that insurance carriers, including their agents, are prohibited from requiring that injured employees receive pharmacy services from certain pharmacies. Injured employees …

Texas Workers’ Comp Commissioner Appoints New Medical Advisor

Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Rod Bordelon has appointed Dr. David Davis as the medical advisor for the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC), effective Aug. 26, 2013. The medical director advises the commissioner on the adoption …