(a) Insurance carriers may submit claim EDI records directly to the division or contract with an external trading partner to submit the records on the insurance carrier's behalf.
(b) Each insurance carrier, including those using external trading partners, must designate one person to the division as the EDI compliance coordinator and provide the person's name, working title, mailing address, email address, and telephone number in the form and manner prescribed by the division. The EDI compliance coordinator must:
(1) be an employee of the insurance carrier with knowledge and experience in EDI reporting, who is responsible for EDI reporting;
(2) receive and appropriately disperse data reporting information received from the division; and
(3) serve as the central compliance control for data reporting under this subchapter.
(c) At least five working days before sending its first transaction to the division under this subchapter, the insurance carrier must send a notice to the division. The notice must be in the form and manner prescribed by the division. The notice must include the name of the insurance carrier, the insurance carrier's FEIN, the insurance carrier's TXCOMP customer number, the name of the trading partners authorized to conduct claim EDI transactions on behalf of the insurance carrier, the FEIN of the trading partners, and the EDI compliance coordinator's signature.
(d) The insurance carrier must report changes required under subsections (b) and (c) within five working days of any amendment to data sharing agreements, including adding or removing any trading partners or changing the EDI compliance coordinator. Failure to timely submit updated information may result in the rejection of claim EDI records.
(e) At least five working days before sending its first test transaction to the division under this subchapter, the insurance carrier or trading partner sending the claim EDI transmission must send a notice to the division. The notice must be in the form and manner prescribed by the division. The notice must include the entity's name; FEIN; nine-digit postal code; address; and the technical contact's name, address, phone number, and email address. The insurance carrier or trading partner must report changes within five working days of any amendment to the information required to be reported.
(f) Insurance carriers and trading partners must successfully complete claim EDI Release 3.1.4 testing before transmitting any production claim EDI Release 3.1.4 data to the division. Trading partners must receive approval to submit data for at least one insurance carrier before initiating the testing process. Insurance carriers and trading partners must submit each transaction type during the testing process to ensure that it can be successfully processed by the division. The division will not approve an insurance carrier or trading partner for production submissions until the insurance carrier or trading partner has met the requirements for testing as described in the Texas Claim EDI Release 3.1.4 Implementation Guide.
(g) Once an insurance carrier or trading partner has met the requirements of subsection (f), the insurance carrier or trading partner is approved to report claim EDI data to the division. Only approved insurance carriers or trading partners may report claim EDI data to the division.
(h) The division may suspend the ability for an insurance carrier or trading partner to report claim EDI if it does not meet the requirements for an approved trading partner as described in the Texas Claim EDI Release 3.1.4 Implementation Guide. The division will notify the insurance carrier's claim EDI compliance coordinator in writing in advance of the suspension.
(i) Loss of approval to report claim EDI does not relieve an insurance carrier of the duty to report claim information or notices to the division under §124.2 of this title (concerning Insurance Carrier Notification Requirements).
(j) Insurance carriers are responsible for the acts or omissions of their trading partners. The insurance carrier commits an administrative violation if the insurance carrier or its trading partner fails to timely or accurately submit claim EDI records.
(k) An insurance carrier must provide to the division the EDI compliance coordinator's contact information required by this subsection no later than 90 days after the adoption of this subchapter. Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, an insurance company that obtains a certificate of authority to write workers' compensation insurance in Texas after the adoption of this subchapter, or an employer or group of employers who are authorized to self-insure by DWC or TDI after the adoption date of this subchapter, must provide the EDI compliance coordinator's contact information required by subsection (b) to the division no later than the 30th day after the insurance company's certificate of authority or authorization to self-insure becomes effective.