Monday, December 30, 2013

Opting Out of Workers' Compensation

Opt outFor many years, Texas has been the only state that permits employers to opt out of workers compensation. Peter Rousmaniere (workers comp columnist and consultant) and Jack Roberts (former EIC of Risk & Insurance) have put together  Workers' Compensation Opt-Out: The Texas Experience and the Oklahoma Proposal.  It's worth checking out.


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Money quote from page 77 of the report: "How do workers fare in either of these versions? Since the early 1990s, Texas has not surveyed employees working for non-subscription companies, and no other published analysis of potential and actual employee problems does exist." I'm simply shocked.

Posted by: Michael Duff | Dec 30, 2013 10:57:21 PM

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