|Free Training on the New ODG Platform
This webinar familiarizes workers’ compensation stakeholders with the new ODG platform. The new platform replaces the ODG Legacy website, which will sunset effect March 31, 2021. It does not change the content of the guidelines or formulary.
POSTED JANUARY 08, 2021
|Watch out for COVID-19 vaccination scams
COVID-19 vaccinations are slowly becoming available, but the scams are already here. Here’s what to watch out for to avoid becoming a victim.
POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2020 12:05 AM
|Insurance tips following North Texas storms
If your home was damaged by the severe weather, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020
|Remote proctoring expands online options for adjuster exams
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved proposals to offer remote proctoring for end-of-course adjuster exams. Previously, a third-party had to be present to monitor someone taking an exam online.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2020
|El Paso man arrested for selling ‘health plan’ without a license
Daniel Steadley was arrested by the FBI in El Paso last week after years of allegedly selling health plans with no insurance license. A multi-agency investigation that included TDI led to the arrest.
POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2020 1:00 AM
|Shopping for a health plan? How to spot potential problems
With Healthcare.gov and Medicare open enrollments in swing, many Texans are shopping for health plans. The Texas Department of Insurance offers these tips to avoid scams and guard against deceptive marketing.
POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2020
|Seven Lauren Concrete Plants Receive Safety Awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized seven Lauren Concrete plants for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
POSTED NOVEMBER 06, 2020
|Houston trainer accused of scheme to defraud NFL fund
Eight former players indicted for fake medical claims.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
|Despite hurricanes, Corpus Christi region sees decline in flood insurance policies
After Hurricane Harvey inundated Southeast Texas, the number of flood insurance policies in the Corpus Christi area increased. But new federal data shows those gains are eroding.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 8:30 AM
|Bexar County sees 13% decline in flood insurance policies
The number of federal flood insurance policies has decreased 13% in Bexar County over the last two-plus years. Federal data also shows declines in nine nearby counties.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 8:30 AM
News – Insurance Journal
|Oklahoma AG Seeks $1.8M from Vendor After Failed PPE Order
State Attorney General Mike Hunter is seeking more than $1.8 million from a company he says owes that state after failing to deliver four orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) ordered by the Oklahoma Department of Health. In a petition …
POSTED JANUARY 27, 2021 1:16 AM
|Kansas Governor Extends Pandemic Disaster Declaration
Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill that extends the state’s disaster emergency declaration, allowing Kansas to continue to tap into resources for its pandemic response efforts. The legislation, which extends the declaration to March 31, aims to provide a …
POSTED JANUARY 27, 2021 1:07 AM
|Texas Governor Urging Protections for Businesses from Virus-Related Lawsuits
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he is pushing state lawmakers to protect individuals and companies that opened businesses during the pandemic against coronavirus-related lawsuits. While the governor did not provide specifics about what protections he wants businesses to have, he …
POSTED JANUARY 27, 2021 1:04 AM
|California Alerts Residents in Burn Areas About Flood And Mudslide Coverage
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is alerting residents to review their current insurance policies in the midst of a forecast of winter weather bringing the possibility of floods, mudslides, debris flows, and other disasters to recent wildfire burn areas throughout …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 7:37 PM
|Real Estate Developer The St. Joe Co. Forms Watersound Insurance Agency in Florida
The St. Joe Company, a Northwest Florida-based real estate developer and asset manager, has formed Watersound Insurance Agency, LLC, a new venture offering personal and commercial insurance services in Northwest Florida. St. Joe has entered into a co-broker agreement with …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 5:54 PM
|FEMA OKs More than $1B for Hurricanes Delta, Laura Recovery in Louisiana
FEMA has approved more than $1 billion in federal disaster assistance, long-term disaster loans and flood insurance claims since Hurricanes Laura and Delta hit the state in 2020. Laura made landfall in Louisiana in late August 2020 and Delta in …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 5:45 PM
|Brown & Brown Revenues, Profit Jump in Q4
Insurance agency Brown & Brown reported revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 of $642.1 million, a jump of 10.9% or $63.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Agency commissions and fees increased in the quarter by 10.9% …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 5:43 PM
|Georgia Spending $200K a Year on Indicted Insurance Chief
Georgia taxpayers are spending nearly $200,000 a year in salary and benefits for an insurance commissioner who’s been suspended for nearly two years. When Insurance Commissioner John King presented his budget to lawmakers last week, it included $194,899 for “one-time …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 5:39 PM
|Houston’s Skyward Specialty Names Burkhart President of Specialty Lines
Houston-based Skyward Specialty Insurance Group Inc. (Skyward Specialty) has appointed John Burkhart president of specialty lines with oversight of Executive and Professional Liability, Healthcare Professional Liability, Surety, E&S and the A&H businesses. Burkhart brings 28 years of experience and has …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 5:38 PM
|Judge Strikes Down North Dakota ‘Pore Space’ Law Backed by Oil, Gas Group
A judge has struck down a North Dakota’s law that landowners say takes away their property rights. The so-called pore space law passed the Legislature in 2019 after supporters sought clarification on the use of cavities in rock or soil. …
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2021 5:35 PM