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§ 110.103. Employer Requirements for Notifying the Division of Non-Coverage

(a) Applicability. This subsection applies to notices required to be submitted by non-subscribing employers to the division before January 1, 2013. An employer, as defined by Labor Code § 406.001, that does not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage (non-subscriber) and whose employees are not exempt from coverage under the Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) shall provide the division a notice of non-coverage, in the form and manner prescribed by the division. The notice required by this subsection shall be provided, the earlier of the following

(1) 30 days after receiving a division request for the filing of a notice of non-coverage and annually thereafter on the anniversary date of the original filing; or

(2) 30 days after hiring an employee who is subject to coverage under the Act, and annually thereafter on the anniversary date of the original filing.

(b) Applicability. This subsection applies to notices required to be submitted by non-subscribing employers to the division on or after January 1, 2013.

(1) A non-subscriber whose employees are not exempt from workers’ compensation insurance coverage under the Act shall submit a notice of non-coverage to the division annually between February 1st and not later than April 30th of each calendar year. The period of the notice shall cover from May 1st of the same year the notice is submitted through the end of April of the subsequent year.

(2) In addition to the notice required by paragraph (1) of this subsection, a non-subscriber shall submit to the division a notice of non-coverage not later than the 30th day after the date the employer hired its first employee who is subject to coverage under the Act, unless this due date falls within the same time period described by paragraph (1) of this subsection and the employer submits the notice within that time period. A non-subscriber shall also provide the division with a notice of non-coverage not later than the 10th day after receipt of a division request for the information.

(3) The notices required by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection shall be filed with the division in writing or electronically in the form and manner prescribed by the division and shall contain:

(A) a statement that the employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage;

(B) a statement of whether the employer had a death, injuries that resulted in the injured employee’s absence from work for more than one day, or knowledge of an occupational disease since the last report of no coverage;

(C) the employer’s business name;

(D) the federal employer identification number (FEIN);

(E) the employer’s business mailing address;

(F) the employer’s business type;

(G) the employer’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s);

(H) additional business locations (including name, FEIN, and address concerning each additional location); and

(I) the date the form was completed and the name, title, telephone number, email address, and signature of the person providing the information required by this subsection.

(c) Employers are responsible for timely and accurate notice under this section. A notice required by this section is considered filed with the division only when it accurately contains all of the data elements specified under subsection (b) of this section and is received by the division.

The provisions of this §110.103 adopted to be effective August 2, 2012, 37 TexReg 5577.

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§ 110.103. Employer Requirements for Notifying the Division of Non-Coverage

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