Texas Department Insurance News

Texas Department Insurance News: The Texas Department of Insurance regulates insurers and other companies that conduct insurance business in Texas, and assists Texas-based insurance consumers. Texas Department Insurance news was founded in 1876 as the Department of Insurance, Statistics and History. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Fraud Unit is the state law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing laws relating to fraudulent insurance acts In the United States, insurance fraud is the second most costly white-collar crime next to tax evasion. TDI Fraud Unit criminal investigators work on a variety of cases; for example, claimant fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, insurer fraud, life settlement fraud, and mortgage fraud. TDI Fraud Unit criminal investigators are licensed state of Texas peace officers, that have full state police powers (armed, make arrests, and conduct investigations into violation of state laws), and have statewide jurisdiction. Fraud Unit criminal investigators specialize in financial crime and regularly conduct joint investigations with city, county, other state (DPS, Attorney General’s Office), and federal law enforcement (FBI, IRS-CID, United States Postal Inspection Service, US Government OIGs, etc.), and other government agencies. Once a TDI Fraud Unit criminal investigator has completed a criminal investigation, the case is referred to a County, District and/or U.S. Attorney in order to seek indictment and prosecution. The TDI Fraud Unit employs criminal investigators, prosecutors, and crime analysts. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

Workers’ Compensation: Hosting an Annual Texas Safety Summit

Texas employers are invited to join the Division of Workers’ Compensation in Austin for the Texas Safety Summit on May… Read More

March 23, 2017

Program Focuses on Solving Workers’ Comp Issues

After a successful pilot project, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation rolled out a statewide program in October 2016 that… Read More

March 22, 2017

Annual Change To Medical Fee & Health Care Reimbursement

Workers’ Compensation System Participants Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as Established in Title 28 Texas Administrative… Read More

March 17, 2017

Steps for Resolving Workers’ Compensation Disputes

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking a promising pilot program statewide to help simplify and speed resolution of… Read More

March 17, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Establishes Division for Fraud Efforts

Since its establishment five months ago, the new in-house fraud unit at the Division of Workers’ Compensation has opened more… Read More

March 17, 2017

Health Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

The owner of a Houston health clinic pled guilty to insurance fraud after billing for medical services – often provided… Read More

March 17, 2017

Workers’ Compensation: Better Access to Health Care for Workers

Injured workers in Texas have better access to physicians who can treat them more quickly than they did 15 years… Read More

March 17, 2017

Division of Workers’ Comp Grants Two Company Safety Awards

The Division of Workers’ Compensation recognized Shelton & Shelton Plumbing, LP in Killeen and Texas Hydraulics, Inc. in Temple for… Read More

March 17, 2017

Texas Has the Lowest Workers’ Comp Rates

Texas has some of the nation’s most affordable workers’ compensation coverage, according to a 2016 study, which found that the… Read More

March 17, 2017
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