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§ 110.1. Insurance Carrier Requirements for Notifying the Division of Insurance Coverage

(a) An approved workers’ compensation insurance policy, as referenced in Labor Code § 401.011(44)(A), includes a binder, which serves as evidence of a temporary agreement that legally provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage until the approved insurance policy is issued or the binder is canceled.

(b) As used in this section, “workers’ compensation insurance coverage information” includes information regarding whether or not an employer has workers’ compensation insurance coverage and, if so, information about the method of workers’ compensation insurance coverage used.

(c) This rule applies to an insurance company, certified self-insurer, workers’ compensation self-insurance group under Labor Code Chapter 407A, and a political subdivision. Certified Self-Insurers are also subject to requirements specified in Chapter 114 of this title (relating to Self-Insurance). Self-Insurance Groups are also subject to requirements specified in Chapter 5, Subchapter G, Division 2 of this title (relating to Group Self-Insurance Coverage). Self-insured political subdivisions are also subject to requirements specified in § 110.7 of this title (relating to Self-Insured Political Subdivision Requirements for Notifying the Division of Election to Provide Medical Benefits).

(d) An insurance company, certified self-insurer, workers’ compensation self-insurance group under Labor Code Chapter 407A, and a political subdivision shall submit to the division, or its designee, workers’ compensation insurance coverage information in the form and manner prescribed by the division. The division may designate and contract with a data collection agency to collect and maintain insurance coverage information.

(e) Workers’ compensation insurance coverage information for insured Texas employers shall be provided to the division in accordance with subsection (d) of this rule as follows:

(1) by the insurance company, certified self-insurer, workers’ compensation self-insurance group under Labor Code Chapter 407A, and political subdivision, within 10 days after the effective date of coverage or endorsement and annually thereafter no later than 10 days after the anniversary date of coverage;

(2) by the insurance company, 30 days prior to the date on which cancellation or non-renewal becomes effective if the insurance company cancels the workers’ compensation insurance coverage, does not renew the workers’ compensation insurance coverage on the anniversary date, or cancels a binder before it issues a workers’ compensation insurance policy;

(3) by the insurance company, 10 days prior to the date on which the cancellation becomes effective if the insurance company cancels an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage in accordance with Labor Code, § 406.008(a)(2); or

(4) by the insurance company, within 10 days after receiving notice of the effective date of termination from the covered employer because the employer switched workers’ compensation insurance carriers.

(f) Cancellation or non-renewal of a workers’ compensation insurance policy by an insurance company takes effect on the later of:

(1) the end of the workers’ compensation insurance policy period; or

(2) the date the division and the employer receive the notification from the insurance company of coverage cancellation or non-renewal and the later of:

(A) the date 30 days after receipt of the notice required by Labor Code, § 406.008(a)(1);

(B) the date 10 days after receipt of the notice required by Labor Code, § 406.008(a)(2); or

(C) the effective date of the cancellation if later than the date in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection.

(g) “Claim administration contact” as it applies to this chapter is the person responsible for identifying or confirming an employer’s coverage information with the division. An insurance company, a certified self-insurer, a workers’ compensation self-insurance group under Labor Code Chapter 407A, and a political subdivision shall file a notice with the division of their designated claim administration contact not later than the 10th day after the date on which the coverage or claim administration agreement takes effect. A single administration address for the purpose of identifying or confirming an employer’s coverage status shall be provided. If the single claims administration contact address changes, the new address shall be provided to the division at least 30 days in advance of the change taking effect. This information shall be filed in the form and manner prescribed by the division.

(h) An insurance company, certified self-insurer, workers’ compensation self-insurance group under Labor Code Chapter 407A, and a political subdivision may elect to have a servicing agent process and file all coverage information, but the insurance company, certified self-insurer, workers’ compensation self-insurance group under Labor Code Chapter 407A, or political subdivision remains responsible for meeting all filing requirements of this rule.

(i) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, if an employer switches workers’ compensation insurance carriers, the original policy is considered canceled as of the date the new coverage takes effect. Employers shall notify the prior insurance carrier of the cancellation date of the original policy, in writing, within 10 days of the effective date.

(j) This section is effective January 1, 2013.

The provisions of this §110.1 adopted to be effective September 15, 1993, 18 TexReg 5884; amended to be effective March 13, 2000, 25 TexReg 2080; amended to be effective June 5, 2003, 28 TexReg 4284; amended to be effective January 1, 2013, 37 TexReg 5577.

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§ 110.1. Insurance Carrier Requirements for Notifying the Division of Insurance Coverage

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