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The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that it discovered underpayments on 64 lifetime income benefits and death benefits claims totaling more than $511,000. The obligations were uncovered during performance audits of several insurance carriers on payment accuracy. In the news release, the DWC noted several other areas where compliance fell short on the carrier side, including: failure to pay 75 percent of average weekly wage, (AWW) failure to obtain a complete wage statement, failure to properly calculate AWW, and failure to include non-pecuniary wages in AWW.

Read the full release via Insurance Journal here.

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