Texas Employers without Workers’ Comp Insurance Have until April 30 to Report their Status without Penalty

February 6, 2017

Texas employers without workers’ comp insurance have until April 30 to report their status without penalty.

Non-subscriber Reporting Requirements

A non-subscriber must file the DWC Form-005, Employer Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage to DWC:

  • Between February 1 and April 30 each year;
  • Within 30 days of hiring its first employee; or
  • Within 10 days of DWC’s request.

Non-subscribers with five or more employees must report each fatality, occupational disease, and on-the-job injury that results in more than one day of lost time to the DWC. Non-subscribers must submit the DWC Form-007, Employer’s Report of Non-Covered Employee’s Occupational Injury or Disease to the DWC within the seventh day of the month following the month in which:

  • The death occurred;
  • The employee was absent from work for more than one day as a result of the on-the-job injury; or
  • The employer acquired knowledge of the occupational disease.

Additional information on non-subscriber reporting requirements is available on the TDI website at www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employer/cb007.html.

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