When is an employee’s claim for injuries against its nonsubscriber employer occurring in the course and scope of employment a health care liability claim?  According to the Supreme Court of Texas, when the employer is a health care provider. 

In Texas West Oaks Hosp. v. Williams, Williams was employed by a nonsubscriber psychiatric hospital.  Williams was

Texas is the only state that allows employers to opt-out of the workers’ compensation system.  Nonsubscriber status comes with benefits and disadvantagesWal-Mart Stores’ recent announcement that it would opt-out of the Texas workers’ compensation system is significant given that Wal-Mart is one of the largest private employers in the state.  

I invited Steve Bent,

The Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers (TXANS) Texas’ leading proponent of sound and ethical practices relating to injury prevention and the provision of quality workplace injury benefits by non-subscribers to workers’ compensation.  TXANS is hosting its 22nd Annual Nonsubscriber Conference and Exhibition March 22, 2012 in Austin, Texas.  I’ll be speaking at the conference.   Some

Texas employers have the option of purchasing workers’ compensation insurance or going as a nonsubscriber.  Deciding whether to be a nonsubscriber or purchase workers’ compensation insurance requires an idea of what your anticipated workers’ compensation premium will be (usually obtained through your insurance broker) as well as understanding what legal protection a Texas employer gets by becoming