Most PartnerSource plans contain generous plan benefits conditioned on an injured worker following the terms of the plan, including reporting the injury or seeking treatment within defined timeframes. But sometimes circumstances exist that the injured worker could not foresee or were beyond their control. Or some benefits may exist for which the injured worker simply doesn’t know to ask. A plan document should allow exceptions for unusual circumstances; and, as fiduciaries, plan administrators should lend a hand, asking questions to enable injured workers to access all available plan benefits.
The 87th Texas Legislature began on January 12 and concluded May 31, 2021. Several bills impacting employers utilizing the Texas Option were on the table. PartnerSource President Jennifer Hurless explains how these bills were resolved and will impact the industry including the newly signed law offering COVID liability protections to businesses in Texas.
The Alternative to Workers’ Comp, commonly referred to as Texas Nonsubscriber Option, or just “the Option”, is a completely different approach to providing on-the-job benefits to injured workers. Using the ERISA platform, the Option has many advantages over traditional workers' compensation.
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NEW 2020 TEXAS INJURY BENEFIT PROGRAM PERFORMANCE REPORT
PartnerSource is proud to be a founding sponsor of Kids' Chance of Texas. Their mission is to create and support educational scholarship programs for Texas children whose parents have suffered a severe or fatal injury at work. To learn more, please visit http://www.kidschanceoftexas.org/