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The Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has announced final disciplinary actions taken by the department in 2014 calendar year. The final actions include administrative penalties ordered against insurance carriers, health care providers and employers in the system. Starting January 1, 2014, workers’ comp commissioner Ryan Brannan ordered administrative penalties totaling $2,238,845 against system participants. The penalties include $2,086,395 in fines ordered against insurance carriers, $106,450 in fines ordered against health care providers, $45,000 in fines ordered against other entities and $1,000 in fines ordered against employers.

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