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2018 Workers' Compensation Conference
Connect. Share. Learn.

The Texas Safety Summit and the Education Conference are merging in 2018 for a 3-day event. Connect, share and learn at one of the nation’s largest workers’ compensation conferences.

OSHCON Program

DWC provides a free, confidential service to help private Texas employers identify and eliminate workplace hazards. Employers don’t have to carry workers’ compensation to participate. 

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Return to Work

Employers, health care providers, and insurance carriers must work with injured employees to help them get back to productive work safely.

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Non-subscriber filing period reminder - April 30th
Non-Coverage annual filing period

If you are a non-subscriber you must file DWC Form-005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage, each year by April 30.

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News and Highlights

FY 2018 Research Agenda

The commissioner of workers’ compensation has adopted the FY 2018 Research Agenda for the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group. Read more and get the agenda.

Proposal: New 28 Texas Administrative Code §133.30, Telemedicine Services

New §133.30 expands access to telemedicine services in the Texas workers’ compensation system by allowing health care providers to bill and be reimbursed for telemedicine services regardless of where the injured employee is located at the time the services are delivered.

Texas workers’ compensation costs down 63% since 2005

More Texas businesses are providing workers’ compensation insurance as the cost of coverage continues to decline. Premiums have fallen by 63 percent since 2005 as the Division of Workers’ Compensation worked to reduce costs and improve care through health care networks, a drug formulary, safer workplaces, and other reforms. Learn more...

Training available for workers' compensation health care providers

Information about on-site and webinar training opportunities for health care providers in the Texas workers' compensation system is available for 2018. Check the training calendar for details.

2018 Regional Safety Seminars

DWC regional safety seminars provide affordable training on common causes of preventable injuries and fatalities in the workplace, and on current and upcoming regulations in the occupational safety and health fields.

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The nation’s best care and services for injured employees and their employers.

Regulate Texas workers’ compensation efficiently, educate system participants, and achieve a balanced system in which everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.