Association for Responsible Alternatives
to Workers' Compensation
November 12, 2019


Thank you for your support of ARAWC during 2019. It’s been an incredible year, and, as you know, 2020 will also be a pivotal year. It’s going to be the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in the story of Texas injury benefit programs. For more information, click here to read the full Membership update.

Not a member of ARAWC? Please click here to join now! If you have any questions about membership, please contact ARAWC's Membership Chair, Michelle Villerreal or ARAWC's Association Manager, Andrea Bledsoe Young .

The next ARAWC Government Relations call will be November 13. A separate email with the conference call information will be sent out to ARAWC’s government relations committee and other interested ARAWC members. If you are interested in receiving notices of the monthly calls or if you would like to join ARAWC’s government relations committee, please send an email to . For an update on recent legislative/regulatory activity affecting Texas nonsubscription, please click here .

TDI’s Substitutes Rule:

On Tuesday October 29th, the Texas Department of Insurance held a stakeholder meeting for their proposed rule making on the sale of substitutes to workers’ compensation insurance. This meeting was the culmination, to this point, of almost two years of ARAWC and others discussing this issue with TDI . The Department has asked for updated comments on the rule by November 15th. For more information, click here to read the full Government Relations report.

Since the launch of QCARE on October 2, 2019, Texas injury benefit programs that cover over two hundred thousand Texas employees have now received the QCARE designation, and that number is growing weekly!  Get the QCARE designation today for an improved reputation with your valued employees and customers, as well as an improved defense litigation position on negligence liability claims. It’s voluntary, simple and free. For more information, click here to read more about QCARE and how to apply. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me ( ) or ARAWC’s Association Administrator ( ) or your trusted adviser.
Thank you.
Jeff Strege
ARAWC President
@ 2019 Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation (ARAWC).
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