Workers’ Comp Plans Can Be Dumped in TX and OK

To follow up on previous posts about the opt-out option in workers’ comp, a shout-out goes to JJ Schmidt, Senior Vice President at WellComp for bringing the following NPR report to my attention.

Here is the link to the NPR report and audio:

http://www.npr.org/2015/10/14/448544926/texas-oklahoma-permit-companies-to-dump-worker-compensation-plans

I have already said that opt-out is not all that its proponents say it is, but as we get more into the motivation behind the expansion of the option through various state legislatures, where the actual legislation is being written by an organization called ARAWC (A-Rock), it is not hard to see that workers’ comp is under serious threat from the right-wing, anti-union, anti-worker, Corporatists who are funnelling huge sums of money into this expansion.

This is something that was not brought up in last night’s Democratic debate, but should be on the minds of all those who want to protect the rights of workers.

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Have worked in the Insurance and Risk Management industry for more than thirty years in New York, Florida and Texas in the Claims and Risk Management spheres, primarily in Workers’ Compensation Claims, Auto No-Fault and Property & Casualty Claims Administration and Claims Management. Have experience in Risk and Insurance Business Analysis, Risk Management Information Systems, and Insurance Data Processing and Data Management. Received my Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in December 2011. Received my Master of Arts (MA) degree in American History from New York University, and received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Liberal Arts (Political Science/History/Social Sciences) from SUNY Brockport. I have studied World History, Global Politics, and have a strong interest in the future of human civilization in all aspects; economic, political and social. I am looking for new opportunities that will utilize my previous experience and MHA degree. I am available for speaking engagements and am willing to travel. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardkrasner Resume: https://www.box.com/s/z8rxcks6ix41m3ocvvep

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