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TDI Releases January 2011 Workers’ Compensation Violators

The Texas Department of Insurance on February 11, 2011, released final disciplinary decisions for violations of Division of Workers’ Compensation rules. Among these fines were the following insurer violations:

-Ace American Insurance Company [$48,000]: Failure to comply with TDI orders; Failure to timely pay income benefits; Failure to timely act on medical bill; Failure to accurately report information to TDI.

– CNA Insurance Group (American Casualty Company of Reasing, Pennsylvania) [$25,000]: Failure to timely pay income benefits; Failure to comply with TDI orders; Failure to timely act on medical bill; Failure to accurately report information to TDI.

– Ace (Indemnity Insurance Company of North America) [$68,000]: Failure to comply with TDI orders; Failure to pay medical bill; Failure to explain denial of medical benefits to injured employee; Failure to timely pay income benefits; Failure to pay preauthorized medical bills.

– Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance [$4,500]: Failure to timelypay income benefits; Failure to comply with TDI order to pay income benefits.

– XL Specialty Insurance Company [$25,000]: Failure to timely pay income benefits; Failure to accurately report information to TDI.

These are fines paid to the state for violations of DWC rules and the Texas Insurance Code. Doyle is committed to helping individuals who have been harmed by such violations when they amount to bad faith activity by an insurance carrier. Click here for more information about the wrongful handling of workers compensation cases.

The complete list of fines is available here.