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5. What is “QCARE”?

QCARE (Qualified Compensation Alternative for Recovering Employees) is a simple, no-cost, online designation to recognize employers with a responsible Texas injury benefit program that satisfies high industry standards.  QCARE was created by ARAWC (“A-Rock”), the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation following a review of research on medical outcomes for millions of injured workers, and engaging in constructive dialogue with workplace injury thought leaders, including employee advocates, from across the United States.  Ten requirements emphasize legal compliance, fairness in benefit delivery, insurance protections, and professional claims administration.  QCARE raises the bar for companies that do not provide Texas workers’ compensation insurance.  It delivers the clarity and coverage that injured Texas workers deserve, and the credibility that responsible employers deserve.  Responsible employers are moving now from “Opt Out” to the QCARE designation. 

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