Updated May 13
Coronavirus resources and recommendations
During this time, we are conducting business virtually for the safety of our employees and state. Our physical office locations are closed, but as always, we are available at (800) 859-5995 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this page, you'll find information on safety and prevention, workers' compensation claims related to COVID-19 and more.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA)
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
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The White House
World Health Organization (WHO)
Social distancing and good hygiene are key to preventing further spread of COVID-19. That presents challenges for businesses, but we must all do our part to adapt and keep our communities safe.
Workers should not be in the workplace if they:
Certain types of employment or circumstances specific to your business may carry a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure than others. If an employee has received a positive COVID-19 test or diagnosis for COVID-19 illness from a health care professional, take all necessary health and safety precautions, and if you suspect the COVID-19 exposure is work related, report the claim to Texas Mutual immediately.
Texas Mutual will investigate each diagnosed COVID-19 claim on a case-by-case basis. An injury or a diagnosis of an illness is a requirement for all claims. Our team of claim specialists will investigate the facts of each case and evaluate whether an employee’s illness related to COVID-19 occurred during the course and scope of employment and resulted from a workplace exposure. As with any claimed occupational disease, the medical evidence and information about the cause of the disease will be important to the compensability determination. For more detailed information about what to do if you suspect an employee has been exposed, read our FAQ on workers’ compensation and coronavirus.
If you must require your employees to work from home and an injury happens in their home environment, we will investigate and evaluate it just as we would a claim in the workplace.
To help your employees who may be adjusting to working from home, see our latest article on
Work from home best practices and safety tips.