Ask Regina

Q. One of our insured’s received a letter from the Texas Department of Insurance – reginaDivision of Workers’ Compensation about wanting to visit our insured regarding evaluating the accident prevention services provided by their workers’ compensation insurer.  Is this something that we should be concerned about?

A. The TDI-DWC determines the adequacy of insurance company accident prevention facilities and services that are required by state law. As part of the inspection process, they will sometimes conduct policyholder visits to help determine the adequacy of the accident prevention services provided by insurance companies. Items reviewed during policyholder visits typically include: the types and confirmation of accident prevention services provided by the insurance company; a review of policyholder written safety programs and work-related injuries and illnesses; and an assessment of safety or health hazards at the worksite.

For additional information see the TDI website.

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2 Responses to Ask Regina

  1. Carl says:

    Do you think this law suit might cause a delay in the new overtime rules? Of course we hope it stops it – but sometimes a law suit will at least help delay a new rule from going into effect.


    • Matt Smith, Communications says:

      Carl, we certainly hope that IIABA’s suit, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 12 other national trade associations, will result in a halt of the new rule. Keep an eye out for updates in the Texas Agent.


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