Texas is big - from its geographical size to its economy. With cowboy origins reaching back to the 19th century cattle industry, the vast oil discoveries of the early 20th century put the term “Texas tea” into today's vernacular. Texas Instruments Inc. gave birth to the integrated circuit in Dallas in 1958, and in the decades that followed, the Lone Star State developed a diversified economy. Today Texas is home to fifty-seven Fortune 500 companies - a record number matched only by California.
Many of the world’s most profitable companies can be found in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Irving. Those cities are home to Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Dell, Sysco, Halliburton, Kimberly-Clark, Southwest Airlines, Whole Foods Markets, and Dr. Pepper/Snapple. Even with those economic champions, Texas’s small businesses make up a majority of the employers in the state.
Unlike most states, Texas employers are not required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, workers’ compensation insurance protects employers from costly lawsuits brought by injured workers or survivors in case of fatalities. As part of the agreement, workers’ compensation pays medical bills and replaces some lost wages for employees who are injured at work, or who have work-related illnesses.
Some classes of small businesses purchasing workers’ compensation insurance in Texas include hotels, restaurants, printers, auto repair shops, day care centers, banks, physicians and dentists, grocers, and retailers.
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In Texas, insurance is offered through Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company and Employers Assurance Company. Not all insurers do business in all jurisdictions.