In national news:

The Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC) is getting national attention for its plans to work with legislators in states across the country, in an effort to reform more state comp systems to include an option aside from conventional comp coverage. Texas has had success with its long-held “opt-out” provision (commonly known as Texas “non-subscribing”) and Oklahoma now has a similar option. ARAWC members include companies like Nordstrom, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Walmart, Safeway, J.B. Hunt and Sysco Food Services, large companies that are non-subscribers in Texas and are interested in the alternative now available in Oklahoma. ARAWC’s efforts have now expanded to Tennessee with plans to work in one or two states at a time in the future.

Read the latest feature about ARAWC from Insurance Journal here.


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