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September 9, 2022
TDI announces a new External Relations division and deputy commissioner
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has announced that Dan Paschal will serve as the deputy commissioner for the newly created External Relations division. The division will include Communications (currently Public Affairs) and Government Relations (currently Agency Affairs).

September 9, 2022
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas anuncia la nueva división de Relaciones Externas y al nuevo Comisionado Adjunto
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas (TDI, por su nombre y siglas en inglés) anunció a Dan Paschal como el Comisionado Adjunto de la recién creada división de Relaciones Externas. Esta división incluirá Comunicaciones (actualmente Asuntos Públicos) y Relaciones Gubernamentales (actualmente Asuntos de la Agencia).

August 24, 2022
Insurance claim tips for Texas flood victims
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reminds flood victims in North Texas to document damages and file insurance claims quickly.

August 24, 2022
Consejos para presentar reclamaciones si ha sido víctima de las inundaciones en Texas
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas (TDI por su nombre y siglas en inglés) les recuerda a las víctimas de inundaciones en el norte de Texas documentar todos los daños y presentar las reclamaciones lo antes posible.

August 23, 2022
La Barbecue manager and owner indicted on fraud charges
The owner of an East Austin restaurant and her manager have been indicted and summoned to appear in Travis County District Court for their alleged role in a $350,000 workers’ compensation fraud scheme.

August 9, 2022
Consumer Alert: Scammer posing as TDI employee
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is urging consumers to be wary of phone calls or other communications from anyone claiming to be a representative of TDI.

August 9, 2022
Alerta al consumidor: Estafador haciéndose pasar por empleado del Departamento de Seguros de Texas (TDI)
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas (TDI por su nombre y siglas en inglés) urge a los consumidores a estar pendiente de llamadas u otro tipo de comunicación de cualquier persona reclamando que es un representante de TDI.

August 4, 2022
Wife of former San Antonio trucking magnate charged in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme
This week, Francis Hall, the former co-owner of Bill Hall Jr. Trucking turned herself into Bexar County authorities. There had been a warrant out for Hall’s arrest since June 30 of this year when a Travis County grand jury indicted her for fraud.

August 2, 2022
TDI advises Texans to check their insurance policies
Texans should make sure they have the right amount of insurance to recover from disasters like wildfires.

August 2, 2022
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas les recomienda a los Texanos revisar sus pólizas de seguro
Los Texanos deben asegurarse de tener la cantidad apropiada de cobertura para recuperarse después de desastres como los incendios forestales

July 28, 2022
Two Texas companies earn safety awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) renewed two Texas companies’ Lone Star Safety Awards for their exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. The companies include Pond and Company in Pasadena and Southern Plastics, Inc. in Kilgore.

July 5, 2022
Former NFL player indicted for over $25,000 in bogus medical claims
Former NFL player Narond “Roc” Alexander was indicted June 30 for submitting fraudulent health reimbursement claims to a health plan for former NFL players.

July 5, 2022
Exjugador de la NFL imputado por más de $25,000 en reclamaciones médicas fraudulentas
Narond “Roc” Alexander, ex jugador de la Liga Nacional de Futbol Americano (National Football League – NFL – por su nombre y siglas en inglés) fue imputado el 30 de junio por presentar reclamaciones de salud fraudulentas al plan de salud para otros ex jugadores de la NFL.

June 27, 2022
The safest fireworks are ones at a professional show
Independence Day celebrations give Texans a chance to enjoy a fireworks show put on by professionals.

June 27, 2022
Los fuegos artificiales más seguros son los de un espectáculo profesional
La celebración del Día de la Independencia le ofrece a los Texanos la oportunidad de disfrutar de un espectáculo de fuegos artificiales profesional.

May 17, 2022
Injured employee survey
Texas A&M University, Public Policy Research Institute is starting their biennial survey of injured employees on behalf of the Texas Department of Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG). The results will be used in REG’s Network Report Card required by law.

May 13, 2022
TDI investigation leads to additional guilty pleas from former NFL players involved in a health care scheme
Chadwick Slaughter and Fabian Washington are the latest former NFL players to plead guilty for their part in a scheme to defraud the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan (HRA Plan).

May 13, 2022
La investigación de TDI lleva a otras declaraciones de culpabilidad de exjugadores de la NFL implicados en el fraude de atención médica
Chadwick Slaughter y Fabian Washington son los últimos exjugadores de la NFL que se han declarado culpables por su participación en una estafa para defraudar el Plan de Cuentas de Reembolso de Salud para Jugadores de la NFL Gene Upshaw (Plan HRA).

May 11, 2022
Only 14% of Texas homeowners have a flood policy
Most home and renters policies don’t cover flood damage. You need a separate flood insurance policy to cover your home from rising flood water.

May 11, 2022
Sólo el 14 por ciento de los dueños de vivienda en Texas tienen una póliza contra inundaciones
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas (Texas Department of Insurance, por su nombre en inglés) ofrece consejos a los inquilinos que perdieron artículos personales debido a los daños causados por las tormentas invernales.

April 26, 2022
TDI orders unlicensed insurer, Salvasen Health, to wind down operations in Texas
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) issued a consent order today requiring Houston-based operation Salvasen Health to stop selling unauthorized health insurance and begin an orderly shutdown.

April 26, 2022
East Texas company earns safety award
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Tyler Beverages with the Lone Star Safety Program Award for its exemplary workplace health and safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. Tyler Beverages bottles and distributes soft drinks and other beverages, and packages and wholesales bagged and block ice. The company employs 98 people in the Tyler area.

March 25, 2022
Arlington doctor gets prison time for fraud and drug crimes
On March 24, 2022, a U.S. district judge sentenced Clinton Battle, M.D. of Arlington to 12 years in federal prison based on a conviction and guilty plea from July 2021.

March 24, 2022
TDI provides notice of data security event
On January 4, 2022, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) became aware of a security issue with a TDI web application that manages workers’ compensation information. TDI immediately took the application offline, quickly fixed the issue, and started an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the event.

March 24, 2022
TDI proporciona notificación por incidente de seguridad de datos
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas (Texas Department of Insurance, por su nombre en inglés) ofrece consejos a los inquilinos que perdieron artículos personales debido a los daños causados por las tormentas invernales.

March 22, 2022
Insurance tips following severe weather outbreak
If your home was damaged by this week’s spring storms, contact your insurance company to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips can help make the claim process go smoother.

March 22, 2022
Consejos de seguro para después de un brote de clima severo
El Departamento de Seguros de Texas (Texas Department of Insurance, por su nombre en inglés) ofrece consejos a los inquilinos que perdieron artículos personales debido a los daños causados por las tormentas invernales.

March 11, 2022
TDI investigation leads to a guilty plea from a former NFL player
Clint Ingram, one of eight former NFL players accused of taking part in a scheme to steal money from the league’s health care reimbursement fund, pleaded guilty today of submitting false claims totaling more than $31,000.

March 11, 2022
La investigación de TDI lleva a una declaración de culpabilidad de un exjugador de la NFL
Clint Ingram, uno de los ocho exjugadores de la NFL acusados de participar en una estafa para robar dinero del fondo de reembolso por atención médica de los jugadores de la liga, se declaró culpable hoy por presentar reclamaciones falsas con un total de más de $31,000.

February 16, 2022
Division of Workers' Compensation announces performance based oversight results
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has released the 2021 Health Care Provider Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment.

January 12, 2022
Business owner facing trial for $1.1 million insurance fraud scheme
A Houston area businessman faces multiple charges in connection with a long-running premium fraud scheme.

January 6, 2022
TDI Fraud investigation yields guilty plea from former Houston NFL player
Shantee Orr, one of eight former NFL players accused of taking part in a scheme to defraud a player health care reimbursement fund, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Harris County of submitting false claims totaling more than $129,000.

January 6, 2022
La investigación de fraude de TDI hace que el exjugador de la NFL de Houston se declare culpable
Shantee Orr, uno de los ocho exjugadores de la NFL acusados de participar en una estafa para defraudar un fondo de reembolso de salud para los jugadores, se declaró culpable el miércoles en el condado de Harris por presentar reclamaciones falsas con un total de más de $129,000.



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