The Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) has issued a warning about certain unauthorized insurance and the liability that can attach to third-party administrators (“TPAs”) and insurance agents that are involved in unauthorized insurance transactions, even when those parties hold valid TDI licenses.
Bobby Wilkinson was named the Executive Director of The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), effective August 15th. As Executive Director, Mr. Wilkson will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of TDHCA and for directing and managing its many programs. Mr. Wilkinson most recently served as Deputy Budget Director for the Budget and Policy Division of the Office of the Texas Governor and has served as a housing policy advisor to Governor Abbott since 2015.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $235.9 million settlement with Xerox Corp. and its former subsidiaries resolving a May 2014 lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (TMFPA), State of Texas v. Xerox Corp. et al., Cause No. D-1-GV-14-000581, in the 353rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas.
Locke Lord LLP Atlanta Partner Brian Casey and Austin Senior Counsel Jon Gillum have co-authored an article for Law360 explaining how to navigate federal and state laws for service contracts, which are also known as extended warranties
Austin Partner Kent Hofmann authored an article for Law360 examining a recent order out of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida that went against a developing trend of success for in administrative appeals Medicare providers that have obtained injunctive relief to prevent recoupment from Medicare revenues.
The Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) has released its 2018 Biennial Report to the 86th Texas Legislature. Every two years and pursuant to Texas Insurance Code section 32.022, TDI releases a report on insurance areas that the Department has identified for priority attention in the upcoming Texas legislative session.