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Piggybacking on guidance that calls for employers in Texas to report COVID-19 infections or exposure on workplace incident forms, the Texas Department of Insurance issued a memo Tuesday that pertains to vaccination adverse reactions.
The latest guidance states that “(i)f a COVID-19 vaccination relates to an employee’s job, and it causes the employee to miss one or more days of work” that the employer should file a First Report of Injury with Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The guidance also states that submitting a First Report of Injury “does not mean that a COVID-19 vaccine reaction is work-related or that the insurance carrier is liable for payment.”
More insurance and workers compensation news on the coronavirus crisis here.
Texas-based managed care organization Community Health Choice, Inc. has launched the first virtual primary care plan Virtual Bronze on the Texas health insurance exchange, HealthPayerIntelligence reports. Virtual Bronze is designed to give comprehensive coverage through telehealth at a low price point to Texans who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.