Workers' compensation claimants as well as insurance carriers have been given guidance on how to manage their claims despite the disruption from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo: iStock)

In addition to its impact on Texans and their property, Hurricane Harvey has also had an impact on infrastructure and benefits programs, like workers’ compensation.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s disaster proclamation directs that all necessary measures, both public and private, as authorized under Section 418.017 of the Texas Government Code, be implemented to meet that threat. To meet the governor’s directive, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued Bulletin # B-0020-17 for all insurance companies writing workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance in Texas, their agents and representatives, and anyone “participating” in the workers’ compensation system.

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