Blog Category: Employee Benefits

Blog Category: Employee Benefits

Human Resources: How to Elevate Your Purpose While Helping Your Company Thrive

What is the purpose of Human Resources? Some may consider HR to be the “people administration” or “compliance police”. At its core, Human Resources, is about creating an environment where people can thrive. HR isn’t a separate department, even if appearing so on an organizational chart. Instead, HR works in partnership with an organization’s leaders and in-...

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Workers’ Compensation Carrier’s Right to Subrogate UM/UIM Benefits

Every state has a system of workers' compensation to provide benefits for workers injured on the job. These benefits are paid regardless of negligence. Where the work-related injury is the result of the negligence of a third-party, most states grant the employee a right to pursue the third-party for damages resulting from the injury and give the workers'...

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Can Organ Donation Qualify for FMLA Leave?

After a nine-year hiatus, the Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) provided a handful of opinion letters, and one of them (FMLA2018-2-A) addressed whether organ donation would qualify for protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for the donor. In the letter, the WHD indicated that an organ donation can qualify as an...

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Texas Mutual to Distribute $280M in Dividends

Texas Mutual Insurance Company, which provides workers’ compensation coverage to more than 70K business owners and 1.4M employees, announced it will distribute $280M in dividends in 2018. Nearly 75% of policyholder owners will receive a check from Texas Mutual in recognition of providing safe work environments for their employees.

This is the 20th...

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Texas Workers’ Compensation Costs Down 63% Since 2005

More Texas businesses are providing workers’ compensation insurance as the cost of coverage continues to decline. Premiums have fallen by 63 percent since 2005 as the Division of Workers’ Compensation worked to reduce costs and improve care through health care networks, a drug formulary, safer workplaces, and other reforms.

In Texas, the average premium...

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