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    TWCC Penalizes Carriers for Late Benefit Payments November 17, 2004 The Texas Workers Compensation Commission (TWCC) issued 62 Notices of Violation (NOVs) to
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      TWCC Penalizes Carriers for Late Benefit Payments
      November 17, 2004

      The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC) issued 62 Notices of
      Violation (NOVs) to insurance carriers on Nov. 9, 2004, for a total of
      $155,500 in penalties for late initial payments of Temporary Income Benefits
      (TIBs) to injured workers.

      The Commission also issued 45 NOVs to insurance carriers for a total of
      $7,626 in penalties for inaccurate reporting of electronic data. Both types
      of violations resulted from audits of initial TIBs payments electronically
      reported by the carriers to the Commission during the four-week period of
      June 1 to June 30, 2004.

      The NOVs are part of a new enforcement strategy to ensure the prompt and
      timely initiation of income benefits to injured workers. The strategy is in
      direct support of Commission Rule 124.3 as amended in March 2004 after the
      passage of House Bill 2199 authored by Rep. Burt Solomons in the Texas
      Legislature.

      The Commission will continue to monitor insurance carriers' performance on
      the initiation of income benefits and issue NOVs when appropriate.

      Any questions regarding the periodic notices or any other compliance issues
      may be directed to the Commission's Compliance and Practices Division at
      (512) 804-4700.














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