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Texas Employers Can Now Report Workers’ Compensation Status Online

Workers’ compensation insurance coverage provides covered employees with income and medical benefits if they sustain a work-related injury or illness.  Texas private employers can choose whether or not to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees.  Except in cases of gross negligence, workers’ compensation insurance limits an employer’s liability if an employee brings suit against the employer for damages.

State law requires Texas employers who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage to report their non-coverage status and work-related injuries and illnesses to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC), the state agency responsible for regulating workers’ compensation.  

Employers can now make these reports on the DWC website, according to a DWC Bulletin issued on Nov. 23. In addition to providing links to the online forms, the bulletin explains the reporting and employee notification requirements for non-subscribers.

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