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Texas Workers’ Comp Division Reports 78K COVID-19 Claims

March 4, 2022


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.

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