The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reported more than 78,000 COVID claims and 422 fatalities as of Feb. 6, 2022.
DWC’s March report, “COVID-19 In The Texas Workers’ Compensation System,” is based on a data call with 74 selected insurance carriers.
According to the report, 48% of COVID claims and 52% of fatalities included first responders and correctional officers. 61% of claims involved injured employees who tested positive or were diagnosed with COVID. Insurance carriers accepted 52% of COVID positive test claims and denied 45% of COVID positive test claims. There were only 166 disputes filed with DWC as of Feb. 6.