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Texas Moves Forward in Becoming an NCCI State

In late March 2014, Texas Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathegeber approved a staff petition to adopt the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Basic Manual, with Texas exceptions, and the national and Texas-specific endorsements and forms in the NCCI Forms Manual. …

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 …