February 22, 2018








New Disability Claim Regulations Effective April 2018

New ERISA rules for "lost time" claims further solidify the rights of injured workers and require all Texas injury benefit plans to be updated as of April 2, 2018.

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Two Narrow Exceptions Protect Unsafe Texas Employers

A new Texas court of appeals case explains the "substantially certain" exception to immunity that unsafe employers are provided within the Texas workers' compensation system.

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Checkup on Texas Nonsubscriber Reports

This is an ideal time to confirm that state and federal filings for your Texas injury benefit program are on track.

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360° Review 

Contact PartnerSource to arrange a no-cost, 360° review of your Texas injury benefit program in partnership with your insurance broker.

  • Benchmarking against Workers’ Comp and Specific Industry Sector Results
  • State and Federal Compliance Review
  • Whether, When and How Best to Require Arbitration of Negligence Liability Claims
  • Best Practices in Injury Benefit Plan Design and Claims Administration
  • Improving and Streamlining Employee Communications





18TH Annual PartnerSource Conference Announcement

Thursday October 25 & Friday October 26, 2018
Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
Dallas, Texas 

The premier educational and training event on Texas injury benefit programs and interest in other states.  Share experiences and build relationships with the most innovative industry leaders in competitive alternatives to traditional workers' compensation.  Save the dates!

Kids' Chance of Texas

April 25, 2018

Belo Mansion 
Dallas, Texas 

Kid's Chance of Texas provides scholarships for children of injured workers, making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by workplace injury.  The Texas chapter was formed in 2016 and will hold a fundraising and awards gala this Spring in Dallas.  Watch for more information soon.

Have a positive impact within the workers' comp industry!

RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition

April 15-18, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

This annual Risk Insurance Management Society event will gather risk professionals from around the world to the Great State of Texas.

Visit PartnerSource at Booth # 1253.

To schedule a visit with PartnerSource management, sales or team leaders, contact alabry@partnersource.com


ARAWC Membership - The Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation actively protects and promotes Texas nonsubscription, as well as interest in other states desiring:

  • Less complexity
  • Accountability of injured workers and medical providers
  • Better medical outcomes and improved benefits for injured workers, and
  • Cost savings for employers.

These advantages are not self-perpetuating.  Join many of America’s most respected employers, third party administrators, insurers, law firms, brokers and other service providers who are investing in innovation and results.  Renew your membership today or learn more by contacting associationmanager@arawc.org.


Sample Reports and Articles from 2015-2017 on Options to Workers' Compensation can be found here.

Each year will see more industry reports and independent research proving superior outcomes for the only true “stakeholders” that matter:  Injured Workers and Employers.

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old

- Peter R. Drucker