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Parking at the new Barbara Jordan Building
Parking at the new Barbara Jordan Building

Beginning October 10, 2022, DWC will hold contested case hearings at the new Barbara Jordan Building in the Capitol Complex, located at 1601 Congress Avenue.

If you are driving to your Austin hearing, you’ll need to plan for parking. There are a few on-street metered spaces near the building and DWC has arranged a limited number of free parking spots for visitors who have hearings. Here’s a video to help you with parking and entering the building.

Coronavirus
Coronavirus resource page

Go to DWC’s coronavirus resource page to learn more information about COVID-19 and its impact on the workers’ compensation system.

Capitol Complex
DWC headquarters move

DWC headquarters has moved to the Capitol Complex. 

Check for information about mailing and delivery addresses.

Forget the fax!
Forget the fax!

Anyone can upload electronic documents, such as DWC forms, to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation and get a printable receipt.

Learn more...

Uvalde help

For workers’ compensation questions concerning the Uvalde event, visit our staff at Family Assistance Center (Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane) or call us at 800-252-7031, option 1. See our online resources.

News and highlights

DWC adopts Medical Quality Review Panel rule changes

DWC has adopted amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code §180.62, concerning the Medical Quality Review Panel (MQRP). The amendments change MQRP membership terms, provide for periodic review of members, require members whose terms are expiring to submit new applications for membership on the MQRP, and make statutory references and agency style changes.

Research group releases annual network report card

The Research and Evaluation Group has released its annual network report card. The report compares the quality, costs, health care provider availability, and other factors of workers' compensation health care networks with each other and with medical care provided outside of networks. Need just the key findings? Check out our snapshot.

DWC corrects wage statement forms

DWC made corrections to forms that were adopted on July 27, 2022: DWC Form-003, Employer’s Wage Statement; DWC Form-003ME, Employee’s Multiple Employment Wage Statement; and DWC Form-003SD, Employer’s Wage Statement for School Districts. These forms allow stakeholders a way to provide information to the insurance carrier to calculate average weekly wage and issue income benefits.

Discount interest rate set

DWC has determined that any interest or discount provided for in the Texas Labor Code shall be at the rate of 7.46 percent. The rate is effective October 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

DWC proposes 2023 Research Agenda

DWC has proposed the Fiscal Year 2023 Research Agenda of the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG). REG prepares a research agenda each year for the commissioner of workers’ compensation to review, approve, and publish in the Texas Register.

Vision
The nation’s best care and services for injured employees and their employers.

Mission
Regulate Texas workers’ compensation efficiently, educate system participants, and achieve a balanced system in which everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.