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Insurers Directed to Be More 'Flexible' in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 575 | 0 | 0 min read

The biggest rainmaker in the history of the continental United States prompted the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation to issue a bulletin requiring that insurers be flexible in handling workers’ claims. Insurers must extend deadlines for medical examinations, authorize payment for pharmacies to dispense 90-day supplies of medications and expedite change-of-address processing, DWC said in Bulletin No. B-0020-17, signed by Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan. The DWC also directed carriers to reimburse for emergency and non-emergency health care servi...

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