In neighboring news:

The Texas DWC has released its biennial report to the legislature. Key aspects of the results include an additional 30,000 workers in the state covered by workers’ comp compared to 2012. However, the greater number of employers with workers’ comp insurance did not translate to major gains, with 5% of the workforce still not covered for occupational injuries. The latest figures also put the total percentage of non-subscribing employers at 33%, the same as in 2012. The DWC claims that employers who are a part of the state’s workers’ comp system account for 80% of employed persons, and among the non-subscriber population, 75% of those workers are covered by an alternative plan.

Read the report here.

Read analysis from WorkCompCentral here.

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