TXANS staff serves association members on nonsubscriber issues by answering questions,
providing information and doing just about what ever it takes. The Texas nonsubscriber
market is constantly evolving so TXANS staff tracks the latest trends to keep
members apprised and make it easier for them to focus on their business.
Texas is the only state in the nation to allow most private industries the option
to nonsubscribe. But that freedom is threatened by those who want to force all
businesses to participate in the workers' compensation system. TXANS believes
that the system should not be paramount but rather the ability to offer affordable
programs that serve employers and employees alike. Your dues are an investment
in maintaining this important freedom to choose. To preserve the nonsubscriber option, TXANS
interfaces with lawmakers, staff, regulatory agencies, etc.,
testifies before legislative bodies and state agencies, drafts
proposed rules and regulations and more.
Your company's membership with the Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers
demonstrates your commitment to responsible nonsubscription. Although there are
more 100,000 nonsubscribing businesses in Texas, your commitment to nonsubscription
through your membership with TXANS sets your company apart.
Your TXANS membership delivers value to your company through a variety of educational
programs on nonsubscriber topics and other employment-related issues. For example, TXANS' local meetings are offered in cities across Texas
to explore current trends in nonsubscription and TXANS' Annual Nonsubscriber Conference & Exhibition
features a vast array of educational programs that can be
customized for your individual needs.
Texas nonsubscribing businesses are subject to various state and federal laws and regulations.
Among other things, Texas nonsubscribers must report certain workplace injuries,
post notices in the workplace and notify employees of their nonsubscriber status. TXANS will keep you abreast of the laws and regulations
associated with Texas non-subscription and notify you of
any changes. This includes automatic distribution of any
new forms or notices required by the State of Texas.
Networking - Peer Assistance
Let's face it. Since Texas is the only state in the nation to allow businesses
the option to provide benefits outside of workers' compensation, operating as
a nonsubscriber can sometimes be a lonely place. TXANS provides ample opportunities to meet with other nonsubscribing
employers and industry representatives. TXANS events are
a great way to share ideas and learn what other nonsubscribers
are doing. Even if you don't participate in TXANS meetings
and events, TXANS staff can facilitate communications between
Making a Difference
Many businesses that operate with a responsible nonsubscriber program can not only
save over the high cost of workers' compensation but also reduce the number of
workplace injuries while providing superior benefits to injured employees. TXANS believes that employers who reduce injuries and provide
superior benefits can coexist alongside the workers' compensation
system. Your company's membership with TXANS helps to make
a positive difference by demonstrating that businesses will
do what is right without burdensome laws, rules, regulations
and their associated costs.