Business News: Texas Mutual, TTA Appraisal, EagleView, WCRI

March 17, 2017
Texas Mutual Launches Free e-Learning Tool

Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, recently launched a free workplace safety training tool for policyholders called e-Learning.

e-Learning gives business owners access to a library of more than 200 modern, video-based training courses on a variety of workplace safety topics, such as ladder safety, hazard communication, fall prevention and more. Employers can easily assign courses, which workers complete through the learner portal. Not only do these courses provide valuable training that could prevent workplace accidents, but the tool is offered free to all Texas Mutual policyholders. This is a departure from the typical business model of providers selling similar tools to employers.

While Texas Mutual has long offered a variety of safety training resources, the e-Learning video course model fills a need for modern, engaging and easily understood material.

e-Learning also allows employers to access reports and maintain safety training records for OSHA-related purposes and their own recordkeeping needs.

For more information about e-Learning, visit texasmutual.com/training/e-training/e-workers.shtm.

In a separate announcement, Texas Mutual announced that it broke ground recently on its new four-story, 270,000 square-foot headquarters building in the Mueller community’s Aldrich Street District.

Texas Mutual’s new office location.

Catellus Development will manage construction of the building, which will be owned by Texas Mutual. The building will be fully occupied by Texas Mutual, with the exception of approximately 20,000 square feet of first-floor retail space. Move in is anticipated for mid-2018, weather permitting.

The contemporary-designed building from Studio8 Architects will feature built-in space for employees who telework, as well as abundant natural light and ample shading elements, including a planned covered deck on the top floor with unobstructed views of downtown Austin.

TTA Appraisal Co, Inc. Announces Opening of New Home Office in Plano, Texas

Jon Gironda, CEO of TTA Appraisal Company, announced the opening of its new home office in Plano, Texas on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Founded in 1998 as a regional independent appraisal company and then expanded to a national scale in 2010, TTA Appraisal Company handles heavy equipment, auto, RV, motorcycle, marine and property appraisals.

The office is located at 2600 Avenue K, Suite 140, Plano, TX 75074. For questions, call TTA Appraisal at 951-795-4000 or e-mail jgironda@tta-appraisal.com.

EagleView Releases New Product to Conduct Virtual Inspections

EagleView Technology Corporation, a technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, announced a new comprehensive virtual inspection solution for the property/casualty insurance market that enables remote claim adjusting.

EagleView OnSite is a fully integrated and comprehensive solution including imagery, data, analytics and software components that may be mixed and matched by insurance carriers to fit their desired workflow. This new solution delivers high-resolution imagery, from multiple camera sources, directly to the adjuster’s desk following a weather event anywhere in the country.

WCRI Announces New Logo, Website Redesign

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) launched a new logo and redesigned website.

The new site can be viewed at http://www.wcrinet.org.

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