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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

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The DWC, in its regulatory capacity, is required under Section 402.075 of the Texas Labor Code
to assess the performance of insurance carriers at least biennially. For their 2016 Performance
Based Oversight (PBO) assessment, announced publicly in November, the Division will select
carriers based on the volume of initial payment of Temporary Income Benefit transactions between
January1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. Timely payment of TIBs, timely processing of initial medical
bills or request for reconsideration of medical bills, and timely submission of initial payment and
medical bill processing data are the criteria that comprise the 2016 PBO assessment. Incentives for
insurance carriers to achieve high performance include limited audits, modified or reduced penalties,
and access to the High Performer Logo as a marketing tool.