Texas Extends Insurance Claims Handling Deadlines for 15 Days

The Texas Department of Insurance reports that insurance claim-handling deadlines have been extended for 15 days as of March 20 to help insurers respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The extension was implemented after Gov. Greg Abbott suspended certain provisions of the state’s prompt pay laws and Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan declared the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Preventing Theft in the Workplace

In 2009 Reuters published an article attributing police chiefs in the United States with saying that the economic downturn was fueling a rise in crime.  

There has long been debate over the connection between crime and the economy, but criminologists, sociologists and police chiefs interviewed by Reuters predicted a rise in crimes as the United...
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Laughter May Be a Key in Fighting Workplace Stress

Laughter really is the best medicine—for some things. You’ve heard the phrase before and, according to the Mayo Clinic, it holds some truth. While a good sense of humor can’t cure all, laughing and joking around can help reduce your stress, improve your mood and make it easier to connect with others.

Humor in the Workplace

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How Employers Should Handle Coronavirus Communication

COVID-19 has grabbed headlines around the world, and for good reason. As the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognizes this virus as a pandemic, it's important that employers focus on a Coronavirus prevention policy and solid line of communication with employees. The priority is, of course, wellness. But it's equally important to help employees...

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TX Security Company Convicted of $51K Work Comp Fraud

HHDP Security, a Houston-based security company, has been convicted of premium fraud and ordered by a Travis County District Court judge to pay $51,131 in restitution, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reported. Regulators say that between May 28, 2005, and April 1, 2013, HHDP Security made misrepresentations about the payroll...

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