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August 15, 2017
Former San Antonio agent gets 5-year sentence for filing fake life insurance applications
Dermaine Clark of San Antonio was sentenced Monday to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $45,000 for a string of insurance fraud cases.

July 24, 2017
TDI seeks applicants for Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board
The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications through August 31 for the public member positions on the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Board of Directors. The appointment is for one year.

July 18, 2017
Workers’ comp training offered to Houston medical office staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Houston Small Business Development Center will offer training for medical office staff at the UH SBDC, Suite 200, 2302 Fannin in Houston. The seminar will be Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $99, including lunch and parking.

July 14, 2017
TDI seeks applicants for prior authorization advisory committee
The Texas Department of Insurance is looking for people to serve on the committee that advises the commissioner on development of a standard prior authorization form for requesting prescription drug benefits.

June 30, 2017
DWC rule addresses compounded drugs
When a Texas House committee asked the Division of Workers’ Compensation to look at compounded drug prescriptions for injured employees, the division turned to its data on pharmacy billing and an ongoing audit of doctors’ practices for answers. It found that the cost of compounded drugs doubled from 2010-2014, and the average cost per prescription had risen to $829 in 2016.

June 28, 2017
Workers’ comp training offered to Lubbock medical office staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer training for medical office staff at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) Training Center, 135 Slaton Road in Lubbock. The free seminar will be on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 21, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on August 3 in Waco
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on August 3 at the Education Service Center, Region 12, 2101 West Loop 340, Waco. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

June 15, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on July 25 in Fort Worth area
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on July 25 at the Education Service Center, Region 11, 1451 South Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

June 14, 2017
TDI investigators head to Midland-Odessa after hail storms
Texas Department of Insurance investigators will be in the Midland-Odessa area Thursday and Friday to help deter any criminal element drawn to the scene after Monday’s storms.

June 14, 2017
TDI windstorm inspectors help consumers along coast
Michael Cowen helps homeowners with inspections so they can buy windstorm insurance. He drives hundreds of miles and spends hours on the phone each week talking with homeowners, contractors, and local building officials about inspection requirements.

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