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March 23, 2017
Division of Workers' Compensation Hosts Annual Texas Safety Summit
Texas employers are invited to join the Division of Workers’ Compensation in Austin for the Texas Safety Summit on May 9-11. The 21st annual workplace safety and health conference offers important information for everyone who plays a role in safeguarding employees, from the beginner to the seasoned safety professional.

March 22, 2017
Two-step program speeds resolution of many workers’ comp disputes
After a successful pilot project, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation rolled out a statewide program in October 2016 that has helped speed up the resolution of some disputes.

March 14, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on April 18 in Tyler
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on April 18 at the Holiday Inn, 5701 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

March 10, 2017
State Fire Marshal, Tyler County investigation leads to arrests after fatal fire
Joint forensic investigation work by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office of a March 5 house fire that left one person dead has resulted in the arrest of two people.

March 06, 2017
Seven companies re-certified to self-insure for workers’ compensation claims
AUSTIN, TX — 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.

February 17, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on March 7 in San Antonio
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on March 7 at the Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

February 10, 2017
Workers’ comp training offered to Laredo medical office staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer training for medical office staff at the Division’s Laredo office, 500 E. Mann Rd. Ste. B-2, on Thursday, March 9. The free seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

January 17, 2017
Insurance Commissioner selects Nored to head Legal Division
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has selected Michael Nored to head the agency’s Legal Division.

January 03, 2017
10 Companies Re-Certified to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified 10 employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 15,000 people in Texas.

December 21, 2016
Gainesville clinic owner pleads guilty to insurance fraud
A Gainesville clinic owner pled guilty to insurance fraud and was ordered to repay $1 million after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance found that he billed for chiropractic services without having a licensed chiropractor on staff.

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