|DWC Updates Meeting and Event Plans
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is postponing or creating online options for several upcoming meetings and events to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2020
|TDI adjusts licensing, continuing education requirements
Governor Greg Abbott has approved waiving certain licensing requirements for insurance agents and adjusters at the request of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). These measures will ensure services remain available during the state’s response to coronavirus COVID-19.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2020
|State takes actions to expand use of telemedicine services
The state is taking steps to expand the use of telemedicine to help doctors across Texas treat their patients and limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
POSTED MARCH 18, 2020
|TDI updates meeting, event plans
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is postponing or creating online options for several upcoming meetings and events to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
POSTED MARCH 13, 2020
|Three Companies Earn Safety Awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized three Texas companies for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2020
|BCBSTX to repay consumers for emergency claims, marketing errors
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has agreed to repay consumers after a Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) review found delays in handling out-of-network emergency claims and incorrect information in consumer notices and marketing materials.
POSTED MARCH 06, 2020
|In a Trade Dominated by Men, Tambré Martinez is Paving New Roads in Construction
Martinez’s skills, along with her partners’ background in construction and maintenance, combined to create a good foundation for the contracting business. Seven years ago, the partners launched Building EdLacer, a San Antonio-based contracting firm named in memory of a partner’s father.
POSTED MARCH 03, 2020
|Body shop owner busted
San Antonio body shop owner Arturo Martinez was sentenced to two years in state jail today after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance found he had cashed insurance claim checks without repairing his client’s car.
POSTED FEBRUARY 27, 2020
|DWC Announces 2020 Regional Safety Seminars
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announces the dates and locations for this year’s Regional Safety Seminars.
POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2020
|Former NFL player indicted for bogus medical claims
Former NFL player Willie Montae Reagor was arrested January 30 for submitting fraudulent health reimbursement claims after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Fraud Unit.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2020
News – Insurance Journal
|Washington Commissioner Asks Insurers to Extend Coverage to Delivery Drivers’ Personal Vehicles
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is asking insurers doing business in the state to immediately extend automobile insurance coverage for personal delivery drivers to aid people temporarily assigned this duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kreidler said his office would expedite …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 7:23 PM
|Demotech Affirms Ratings of 37 Florida Insurers; Still Reviewing Others
Demotech has affirmed 37 of the 46 Florida-based companies rated by the actuarial firm, as of March 26, according to information gathered from Demotech’s website. That leaves fewer than 10 Florida insurers that are still awaiting a decision on their …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 6:08 PM
|Restaurateur Sues The Hartford, Seeking Coverage for Coronavirus Business Interruption
A well-known California restaurateur has filed a lawsuit against a unit of The Hartford, seeking a declaration that the owner’s commercial insurance policy covers losses caused by a statewide business shutdown ordered to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The lawsuit, …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:53 PM
|North Carolina, Georgia Regulators: Insurance is Essential Business
Regulators in North Carolina and Georgia are clarifying that insurance is considered an essential business as states move to limit what industries remain open during the current coronavirus outbreak. On March 24, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey requested that …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:52 PM
|Oklahoma to Issue Temporary New Licenses for Insurance Producers, Adjusters
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready has approved waiving certain requirements for new licenses issued to producers and adjusters. These measures will ensure services remain available during the state’s response to COVID-19. The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) contracts with a national …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:36 PM
|Federal Disaster Declaration Approved for Louisiana Due to COVID-19
President Donald Trump has granted a federal disaster declaration in Louisiana and ordered assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by COVID-19. Louisiana’s governor asked the White House to declare a major disaster in his state to free …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:32 PM
|World Insurance Associates Acquires Texas’ TAB Insurance Agency
World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), based in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, has acquired TAB Insurance Agency LLC of Frisco, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TAB Insurance Agency a full service, independent insurance agency that offers both personal …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:28 PM
|Florida Declared Federal Disaster Due to Virus
President Donald Trump declared Florida a disaster area Wednesday because of the new coronavirus outbreak, while another of the state’s largest metropolitan areas moved toward a near-shutdown. The president acted a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis requested the declaration, becoming …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:28 PM
|Ferguson Settles Lawsuit Over Court Fees Deemed Discriminatory for $1.7M
The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said. A judge on March 24 approved a preliminary …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:22 PM
|Ohio Workers’ Comp Insurance Provider OKs Deferred Premium Payments
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in the state, is allowing insurance premium installment payments due for March, April, and May to be deferred until June 1. The BWC serves 249,000 public …
POSTED MARCH 27, 2020 4:17 PM