Our team is a leader in representing companies in opting out of the Texas Workers Compensation Act. Texas is the only state in the country that allows employers to exit the workers compensation system and create their own ERISA-based benefit plan to cover workplace injuries. These plans allow employers to manage their work injuries in a way that mirrors their corporate culture. As a general proposition, we work with our clients to create employee-centric programs. Using our playbook, Bell Nunnally’s employment team has helped companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 concerns to blue ribbon regional corporations.
For the success of any nonsubscriber program, compliance with the federal law that governs these programs, ERISA, is absolutely essential. In addition to creating an ERISA-compliant nonsubscriber program, our team also provides ongoing advice and counsel on a client program management, claims handling and appeals processes – working to ensuring ERISA compliance throughout.
Finally, our litigation team provides legal defense for our nonsubscribing clients on all claims associated with nonsubscription, such as alleged violations of ERISA in the claims management process or negligence claims involving work related injuries. Bell Nunnally is an industry leader in nonsubscriber defense. We have a responsive, efficient and results-oriented philosophy to litigation.