Q. 8: What Are Some of The Statistics on Non-Subscribers ?
A. Approximately 1.7 million Texas employees worked for non-subscribing employers in 2016. This represents a 5% decrease since
the last reporting period, in 2014. During the same period, the percentage of Texas employers that are non-subscribers fell by only
one percent, from 33 percent in 2012 to 32 percent in 2014. However, both the TDI and the Public Policy Research Institute at
Texas A&M University attribute this slight decline to the current economy, which primarily affected larger employers (i.e., those with
more than 100 employees). "The decline in non-subscription rates for large employers in 2014 coincides with a significant economic downturn, and is also at the lowest level since the 2001 recession. It is possible that tight economic conditions play an influential role in large employers' decisions to purchase [workers' comp] coverage."Non-subscription rates for small to medium-sized employers over this period stayed virtually the same. As the economy improves, opportunities for new activity — especially among larger employers — will increase dramatically!
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