nonsubscriber workers compensation plan

A nonsubscriber workers compensation plan is when an employer elects, by filing appropriate notices required by state insurance authorities, to pay work-related injury loss through some method other than statutory workers compensation.

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Three states—Texas, New Jersey, and Oklahoma—allow such an election. Note that the purchase of workers compensation insurance is elective in Texas. In New Jersey, employers are required to purchase either workers compensation coverage or employers liability coverage. In Oklahoma, employers must either purchase workers compensation coverage or become a qualified employer under the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act (OEIBA).


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Nonsubscription is an option available only in Texas that permits employers to elect not to...