Texas Labor Code

Sec. § 406.051
Security by Commercial Insurance


An insurance company may contract to secure an employer’s liability and obligations and to pay compensation by issuing a workers’ compensation insurance policy under this subchapter.


The contract for coverage must be written on a policy and endorsements approved by the Texas Department of Insurance.


The employer may not transfer:


the obligation to accept a report of injury under Section 409.001 (Notice of Injury to Employer);


the obligation to maintain records of injuries under Section 409.006 (Record of Injuries; Administrative Violation);


the obligation to report injuries to the insurance carrier under Section 409.005 (Report of Injury; Modified Duty Program Notice; Administrative Violation);


liability for a violation of Section 415.006 (Employer Chargebacks Prohibited; Administrative Violation) or 415.008 (Fraudulently Obtaining or Denying Benefits; Administrative Violation) or of Chapter 451 (Discrimination Prohibited); or


the obligation to comply with a commissioner order.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 954, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), Sec. 3.032, eff. September 1, 2005.

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