DOL EXTENDS ERISA CLAIM FILING DEADLINES
The U.S. Department of Labor has just issued a new rule that extends certain timeframes for Texas injury benefit and other ERISA plan participants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule became effective on April 30, 2020. We provide this initial guidance in good faith, using the information available to us at this time. We recommend all Texas injury benefit plan employer sponsors, service providers and insurers immediately and thoughtfully consider. Read more>>
Texas Supreme Court Changes Injury Litigation Rules for COVID-19
On April 27, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its Twelfth Emergency Order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster. Of significance to personal injury and employment litigation, this Order does the following ...
FACTOR THIS: EXPOSING PREDATORY PRACTICES OF MEDICAL FACTORING COMPANIES AND RELATED INJURY LITIGATION
By Julie Lambeth, JD, PartnerSource Executive Vice President
We have all seen the attorney television advertisements touting large awards for their clients. They claim to fight the insurance companies to obtain the compensation their clients deserve for injuries sustained in an accident. This begs the question of how personal injury claims are being valued. Read full article>>
Five Questions With: Jason Thurmond
Jason Thurmond’s career went from construction and flooring to working with clients on their Texas injury benefit plans. While that may seem like an unlikely jump to some, for Jason it was pursuing a passion for taking care of people.
FAQ on COVID-19 under Texas injury benefit programs
On March 16, PartnerSource provided a client update on COVID-19 and Texas Injury Benefit Programs. Learn more about our second installment of COVID-19 guidance. Read more>>
Texas Nonsubscriber Insurance Market Insights
After more than a decade of hyper-competition that has driven soft (low premium) pricing from innovative insurers, the market for Texas injury benefit programs has experienced significant change in the past year. Read more>
Five Questions With Gabe Saenz
Gabe Saenz, senior team coordinator, celebrates his two-year anniversary with PartnerSource in April. Before joining PartnerSource, Saenz spent 10 years working in the legal profession. He spends a few minutes telling us about his work, his creativity, and a motto in which he finds great inspiration. Meet Gabe.
Texas Innovation: Applied to Injury Benefits
One of the many reasons Texas is a unique place for business is the opportunity to choose your own responsible injury benefit program. NTX, a publication of the North Texas Commission, profiled PartnerSource in its most recent issue, which focused on the future for Texas businesses. Read more>
Top 5 tips on getting injured workers back to work
The likelihood of a long, expensive leave of absence skyrockets if an injured employee is not treated well and the employer is disengaged. Learn 5 tips on getting injured workers back to work.
Benchmarking studies reflect strong performance for injured employees, employers
Relying on the largest claims database for Texas injury benefit programs, PartnerSource performs biennial benchmarking studies within the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, trucking & distribution, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Read More>
Top 4 Arbitration Practice Tips … At The Front End
July 22, 2019
by Amanda Thompson, PartnerSource Team Leader
There are well-established Texas law that favors agreements between workers and companies to arbitrate negligence liability claims. Learn four tips for arbitration.
Bucking trends in injured worker care for 25 years
June 26, 2019
Almost overnight, companies ramped up outsourcing of human capital processes, including workers’ compensation claims management. In the midst of rapid globalization and rethinking how best to support on-the-job injuries, PartnerSource was formed.
Texas injury benefit plans powered by PartnerSource keep getting better
June 20, 2019
Thirty years ago, senior partners at Dallas’ oldest and largest law firm were telling their young-pup-lawyer, Bill Minick (now PartnerSource Chairman) about how clients could no longer stay in business due to crazy-high workers’ compensation insurance costs.
On-the-job injury is a simple social policy issue, right? Well, not exactly… But it may be more straight-forward than you think.
June 10, 2019
Important topics that require determination and insight do need to be addressed, like injury benefit eligibility and benefit adequacy.
New Tax Laws Benefit Texas Workers in Alternative Plans
April 15, 2019
2018 opt-out taxes are down, so “Tim’s” injury benefits are up when he loses time from work
What about the Workers? Explosive Growth in Gig Economy, Including Lyft and Uber, Brings Worker Benefit Programs to Forefront
March 29, 2019
It’s ‘back to the future,’ as embryonic gig worker benefit programs look like Texas injury benefit plans 30 years ago
There’s no shortage of investment in the growing gig economy. With it comes significant interest in finding out how our modern workplace’s workers will be covered in the event of an injury or illness on the job. Read More>
PartnerSource Names Compassionate Service Award Winners
December 12, 2018
PartnerSource, the leading source for responsible alternatives to traditional workers’ compensation, recently honored two industry professionals with awards for outstanding commitment and dedication...
December 6, 2016
"This new TDI report, coupled with actuarial data on Texas Option performance -- which we have extensive and verifiable results on -- provides clear proof that Texas’ competitive environment encourages innovation and delivers positive results."
Oklahoma Innovative Work Comp Alternative Works, New Survey Says
February 11, 2016
The workers’ compensation alternative that Oklahoma legislators passed in 2013 is working, according to a new client survey conducted by PartnerSource. This is the first time data on the “Oklahoma Option” has been compiled.
Oklahoma Option Supreme Court Litigation and PCI Report on Cost Shifting
June 30, 2016
Option success: “The Oklahoma Option has been very successful in providing more information to workers on their rights and responsibilities, improving disability benefits for injured workers and achieving better medical outcomes. It has also dramatically reduced the number of claim disputes between employers and workers, and reduced costs for employers and taxpayers, which supports creation of new jobs in a struggling Oklahoma economy.”
Five Questions With: Kelly Jones, director of administrative services and TSETA program manager
Kelly wears many hats at PartnerSource, and she keeps processes moving smoothly. What don’t you know about this 15-year veteran? You might be surprised to find out! Get to know Kelly>>