Spring 2014

  • On April 2, 2014, I had the pleasure of meeting with the members of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) at their offices in the Davison Building in Oklahoma City.  The WCC is made up of three strikingly different people.  Their distinctive personalities come through in the answers they gave to this question:  What is the main thing you would like to tell the insurance industry today?

  • In Part 2 of this three-part series, we study some of the more compelling features of Texas nonsubscription. About a third of the employers in the Lone Star State refuse to supply fuel to the “controlled fire” of workers’ compensation.
  • As of press time, we now have three insurance carriers with approved filings for Oklahoma option (OKO) insurance policies. 

  • In this edition of SuperScriber, Workplace Guardian (WPG) interviews Gary D. Sarles. Gary is a defense and ERISA attorney with Sarles & Ouimet, a law firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago.
  • The “experience modifier” is one of the lynchpins of workers’ compensation in the USA. But what is its role—if any—in Texas nonsubscription and the new Oklahoma option?
  • Prose we pass along to our readers.
  • On April 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma ruled that “all aspects of the adjudication of claims for injuries occurring prior to February 1, 2014, are governed by the law in effect at the time of the injury.”
  • They're funny.