|TDI relies on best practices approach to develop arbitration program
To get ready for the state’s new dispute resolution process for out-of-network health insurance claims, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) studied other states, engaged an arbitration expert, launched an online portal, and scheduled stakeholder meetings and updates.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020
|DWC Announces Staffing Changes
DWC announces key staff changes for Legal Services, the Fraud and Prosecution Unit, and DWC Special Counsel.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020
|Three Lauren Concrete Plants Receive Safety Awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized three Lauren Concrete plants for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2020
|OSHA 10-Hour Construction Classes Offered in Lubbock
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will begin offering Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Courses in Lubbock starting February 2020.
POSTED JANUARY 09, 2020
|Texas Retail Worker Injuries Now Higher Than on Factory Floors
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are more workers in shopping malls and retail outlets that get sick and injured than in any other private industry sector in Texas.
POSTED JANUARY 03, 2020
|Ring in the new year, but make sure to lock your car
The Texas Department of Insurance is urging you to lock your car doors and turn on alarms while you ring in the new year.
POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2019 6:00 AM
|Division of Workers' Compensation Announces Performance Based Oversight Results
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has released the 2019 Health Care Provider Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For 2019, health care providers were assessed on their performance in one of three categories.
POSTED DECEMBER 27, 2019
|New law helps end surprise medical bills for some consumers
Starting January 1, Texans with state-regulated health insurance have new consumer protections against surprise medical bills.
POSTED DECEMBER 20, 2019
|Houston Medical Facility Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Today, a Houston medical facility pled guilty in a Travis County District Court to workers’ compensation fraud and was ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.
POSTED DECEMBER 19, 2019
|TDI adopts rule on SB 1264 waiver
TDI has adopted a rule outlining the narrow exception to the state’s new surprise billing protections, which apply to health care services provided on or after January 1.
POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2019
|San Antonio family arrested for running illegal gambling operation out of trailer
A family of three was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running an illegal gambling operation in San Antonio.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 5:02 PM
|Video: Shots fired at car during attempted robbery in West Side parking lot
Bexar County Sheriff's deputies are searching for information about an aggravated robbery, caught on camera, on the far West Side last week.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 4:10 PM
|'There are no words': Ventura releases first statement since deadly shooting at River Walk bar
Ventura's first Facebook post since a shooting at the bar left two people dead mentions "disbelief and grief."
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 3:25 PM
|Texas-Tulips field opening San Antonio location. Get your Instagram ready.
Texas-Tulips is opening its first San Antonio location, and the field is guaranteed to be an Instagram hot spot.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 3:07 PM
|St. Mary's University launches varsity eSports team – and is looking for a coach
Calling all gamers. St. Mary's University will offer a new sport this fall: competitive computer gaming.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 2:38 PM
|One of Texas' 'most wanted gang members' arrested in San Antonio. Gov. Abbott Tweets his thanks.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott thanked deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for arresting "one of Texas' most wanted gang members" in San Antonio.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 2:23 PM
|Deadly accident delays traffic on Wurzbach Parkway
A fatal single-vehicle accident caused major delays for morning commuters on Wurzbach Parkway Wednesday morning.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 1:39 PM
|Update: Teenage girl has died after Southeast Side shooting
San Antonio police are investigating a shooting that left a teenage girl dead on the Southeast Side Wednesday morning.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2020 12:19 PM
|Fog and rain will create messy morning commute
San Antonio can expect rain for the first half of the day on Wednesday that will hopefully keep our cedar count low.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 9:55 PM
|TABC launches 'standard procedure' breach investigation of Ventura after River Walk bar shooting
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has launched a breach investigation of Ventura, after two men were killed and five others were injured there Sunday night.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 9:06 PM