Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from TDI-DWC Research and Evaluation Group on employer participation in the Texas workers’ compensation system that examines employer subscription rates and reasons for non-subscription, along with various other factors shaping the workers’ compensation landscape in the state.
Key findings included an increase in employer subscription rates from 72% in 2018 to 75% in 2022, with 83% of employees now working for subscribers, which marks the highest figure in 12 years. While subscription rates among small employers have decreased, they have remained stable for large employers. Notably, the most common reason for non-subscription was having too few employees. The report also indicates that 30% of non-subscriber employers provided alternative occupational benefits plans in 2022, with 73% of non-subscriber employees covered by such plans.