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Study Supports Benefits of Non-Subscribing to Workers’ Compensation in Texas

Author: Kent Williamson

In Texas, employers are not required to subscribe to the state-run workers’ compensation system and instead have the option to provide their employees an injury benefit plan. Employers that exercise this option are often referred to as ‘non-subscribers.’

The Texas Public Policy Foundation released a study entitled The Lone Star Model for Helping Injured Workers that compares the Texas workers’ compensation system with private sector work-injury plans. As stated in the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Press Release, “employees and employers are better off under the Texas private sector work-injury benefit system, with improved claims handling, cost control, and return to work rates of injured employees.”

SettlePou has one of the largest nonsubscriber practices in the State of Texas, representing many of the largest employers that opt out of the Texas workers’ compensation system. For more information about this study, or nonsubscriber law in general, please contact me at 214-237-0451 or