Texas Health Care Network (HCN)

Acuity has partnered with CorVel to offer Texas employers a workers’ compensation health care network (HCN) option through the Texas CorCare® Network. This network has widespread coverage in nearly every Texas county and all major population areas. To learn more about the HCN, please see the information below. If you need additional information or desire assistance in the enrollment process, please contact your agent.


Enrollment Kit

Enrollment Kit - Individual Components

Additional HCN Information

HCN medical provider

Acuity partners with CorVel to assist you in finding an HCN provider near you.

How to locate a provider


FAQs


Have questions? We have answers.


A health care network is an organization certified by the Texas Department of Insurance and under contract with an insurance carrier to deliver health care to injured workers.


  • Networks control costs by contracting with health care providers to perform health services at pre-negotiated rates below Texas State Fee Schedule. Employers who complete the enrollment process as required by Texas workers’ compensation statutes are eligible for a premium reduction.
  • Networks are required to offer an adequate number of providers per state-certified geographic service area to ensure appropriate access to medical care.
  • With the use of return-to-work guidelines chosen by the network, the employee’s medical progress can be monitored as well as their ability to return to the job.
  • The use of a treating provider as a gatekeeper helps closely supervise patient care and progress under treatment.
  • Physicians are required to work with case managers to help facilitate treatment for injured workers.
  • A quality improvement program is in place to continuously evaluate the network’s overall effectiveness and ensure continuous improvement.

Most eligible policyholders will receive an annual network premium discount of 10 percent. For mid-term endorsements, the 10 percent is prorated for the remainder of the policy term. The network discount is only applicable to Texas premium.


Yes, eligible accounts can opt into the network during the policy period, and the discount will be applied pro-rata. Contact your agent for assistance.


Yes, you must complete the enrollment process to participate in Acuity’s health care network.


Following the completion of the steps outlined in our Enrollment Checklist & Instructions document located at acuity.com/TexasHCN, fill out and send to Acuity the Attestation Form also on our website.


No, once the notice has been distributed and the acknowledgment form is signed, the network requirements remain in place as long as the policyholder stays with Acuity. However, a second acknowledgment form is required when an injury occurs.


The employer should keep records of the distribution, method of delivery, date of delivery, and any refusals to sign the form. An employee who receives the employee notice but refuses to sign the acknowledgment form is subject to network requirements, unless the employee has pre-designated his/her HMO treating doctor. Pre-designation must be done directly with the network prior to injury. An injured employee who seeks care outside the network and has not pre-designated his/her HMO treating doctor, may be financially responsible for his/her medical costs.


A list of network providers is available at corvel.com/ppo-lookup/. From the website, choose the ‘Texas CorCare Certified Network’. You may also email Texas@corvel.com, or call CorVel at 866.353.9768.


Each network determines what specialties are included as treating physicians. CorVel’s current network does not include physical therapists, occupational therapists, or chiropractors as treating physicians.