TDI-DWC to Host Workers’ Compensation Compliance Conferences in Austin and Houston in September and October 2012
Austin, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) will host two Workers’ Compensation Compliance Conferences in 2012. The conference will be held in Austin and repeated in Houston and will inform employers, insurance carriers, health care providers and designated doctors about common non-compliance issues and provide education to assist them in fulfilling their role within the Texas workers’ compensation system. Tools for Compliance Success is the theme for this first compliance conference.
TDI-DWC also hosts Workers’ Compensation Educational Conferences to educate workers’ compensation system participants on the laws passed by the Texas Legislature and rules adopted by the agency. The compliance conferences and the educational conferences will be held biennially, in alternating years. The next educational conference will be held in the fall of 2013.
The Austin compliance conference will be held Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, 2012 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd. The Houston conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 22-23, 2012 at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel, 6 Greenway Plaza. Registration is $250 per person through August 15, 2012 and $325 per person after August 15, 2012. The registration fee includes conference materials, lunch and refreshments.
Each conference will feature an optional preconference session entitled Basic Workers’ Compensation geared toward individuals who are new to the Texas workers’ compensation system. The second day will include 20 breakout sessions organized in three tracks for employers and insurance carriers, health care providers and designated doctors, as well as exhibitors offering workers’ compensation-related products and services.
Conference participants may be eligible for continuing education credits. Application will be made for Texas CLE credit for attorneys, TDI continuing education credit for insurance adjusters, and CRC, CDMS, and CCM credits for rehabilitation providers.
For additional conference details, visit the TDI website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/events/cconference.html.