The Biennial Report of the Texas Department of Insurance to the 83rd Legislature , released December 2012 by the Texas Department of Insurance, reports fewer Texas employers are currently opting to leave the state’s workers’ compensation system. According to the report prepared for the Texas legislature, lower workers compensation insurance premiums and an increased availability of workers compensation health care networks have led to fewer employers opting out of the system. “The percentage of Texas employers that are nonsubscribers to the workers compensation system decreased to 33 percent in 2012 — the second-lowest percentage since 1993 (an estimated 113,000 employers in 2012).” In 1993, 44 percent of Texas employers were non-subscribers. The report also noted a reversal of the trend of larger employers choosing to opt out of the Texas workers’ compensation system after 2008. The non-subscription rates among large employers fell from 26 percent in 2008 to 15 percent in 2010 and 17 percent in 2012.
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