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South Carolina Jumps Aboard Workers’ Comp Alternative Bandwagon

A South Carolina lawmaker has introduced workers’ compensation option legislation that would allow qualified businesses in the state to offer their own injury benefit plan to employees. The state is the second one this year, after Tennessee, to introduce workers’ …

Group Aims to Create Alternatives to Workers’ Comp State-by-State

Formed in late 2013, the Austin, Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation — or ARAWC — would like to see an expansion of alternatives to state workers’ compensation systems, such as the nonsubscriber system in Texas and the …

Opting Out of Texas Workers’ Comp Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Bare

While Oklahoma recently adopted legislation under which employers may choose an alternative to the statutory workers’ compensation system in certain circumstances, Texas still the only state in which participation in the workers’ compen­sation system is truly voluntary. As such, many …