Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) is designed to provide medical benefits and, in some cases, income benefits to employees on the payroll of the Health Science Center who suffer occupational injury or disease in the course and scope of employment. Workers’ Compensation Insurance is not health insurance, nor does it provide compensation for damage to or loss of personal property.

 

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is ranked third lowest among all health education institutions for injury cost per employee. Additionally, there was more than a $50,000 reduction in total benefit expenditures between FY2005 and FY2006 and a decrease in premium rates between FY2006 and FY 2007. 

 

The University of Texas System is self-insured and self-administered for workers’ compensation. No private insurance company is involved in processing, workers’ compensation claims. The workers’ compensation program is administered by the University of Texas System Office of Risk Management Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

 

The Environmental Health & Safety Department manages the workers’ compensation process by:

  • Conducting accident investigations and analysis to prevent future injuries.
  • Ensuring employee injuries are reported timely and within the guidelines of the law.
  • Coordinating quality medical care for injured employees.
  • Promoting early and safe return to work.
  • Providing effective customer service.
  • The Health Science Center is in compliance with the Workers’ Compensation statute and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) rules.
  • Conducting training for departments and supervisors on worker’s compensation issues.

WCI Contact Information

James Borrego

Workers Compensation Program Coordinator

Environmental Health & Safety Department

(210)-567-2986

(210)-567-2965 Fax

borregoj@uthscsa.edu