Benefits of Non-Subscription Workers’ Compensation Plans

 

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Bill Minick, Attorney

William “Bill” Minick is an attorney who has experience with alternative workers’ compensation plans known as opt-out systems. Currently, Bill Minick is the Chairmant of PartnerSource in Dallas, TX, where he was also instrumental in organizing several trade groups supporting competitive, higher-performing workers’ compensation options.

The Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC) is a nonprofit professional membership organization representing employers that do not subscribe to the Texas workers’ compensation system, as well as industry insurance companies, claim administrators, law firms and other service providers. Employers that do not participate in the system have been known as “nonsubscribers”. With association management headquartered in Virginia, ARAWC supports the choice of employers in all states and provides resources to better inform the public about the benefits of workers’ comp alternatives for both employers and injured workers.

With greater flexibility, employers can identify market-driven approaches that improve medical outcomes and cut costs. Employers can then invest in paying better benefits to injured workers rather than invest in certain inefficient and contentious features of the workers’ compensation system itself.

Workers also benefit from this approach through other forms of employee compensation and profit-sharing programs; improved training and safety initiatives; upgraded facilities and new equipment; and more stable corporate finances, which leads to job creation and economic expansion.

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Southern Methodist University’s Master of Law in Taxation

 

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A regular lecturer on workers’ compensation alternatives, William “Bill” Minick serves as Chairman of PartnerSource in Dallas, TX. Bill Minick is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Law’s master of laws in taxation program.

The LLM Taxation program draws from SMU School of Law’s long tradition of expertise in federal taxation and provides part- and full-time students with a comprehensive education in tax practice. Designed for law students who wish to concentrate on tax practices, this advanced degree program offers training in technical applications and explores the wider issues of tax and fiscal policy. Many courses also go beyond material taught in juris doctor-level courses through survey-level instruction focused on developing practice-oriented experience.

Course professors include adjunct faculty with a history of working for tax-specific law firms and corporate law departments in the Dallas area. The program also accommodates the busy schedule of employed students through a flexible curriculum that incorporates early morning, later afternoon, and evening classes.

Admittance into the program requires students to submit an application, including two letters of recommendation, certified transcripts from undergraduate and law schools, and an explanation of their interest in the program. Applications are due April 15 of each year for full- and part-time students seeking fall admittance and December 1 for part-time spring semester applicants.

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Prevention Plans – Key Strategies in Improving Safety

 

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Bill Minick, Attorney

William (Bill) Minick serves as the president of PartnerSource, a consulting firm located in Dallas, TX. In his innovative work, Bill Minick collaborates with leaders in the legal and insurance sectors to help employers develop effective, economical alternatives to workers’ compensation systems.

For many employers, one of the best ways to reduce expenditures related to injuries is to create quality injury and illness prevention programs. These programs are known to be highly effective and are often associated with reduced work injury and healthcare costs for employers.

Prevention plans often begin with some type of hazard identification inventory. In many cases, these assessments are carried out by consultants or third-party vendors who help employers identify specific risks in their work environments and develop strategies for addressing them.

In some environments, investing in safety equipment is another key strategy for injury prevention. Personal protective equipment and high-quality tools can make significant differences in industrial settings. In other workplaces, clear policies and cultures of safety can make safety a priority.

The Clinic Program at the Dedman School of Law

 

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William “Bill” Minick has extensive experience with alternative workers’ compensation programs. Currently, Bill Minick serves as the president of PartnerSource in Dallas, TX, where he consults and helps organizations to implement alternative workers’ compensation options. Mr. Minick is also a graduate of Abilene Christian, Pepperdine University, and the Dedman School of Law Tax LLM program.

The Dedman School of Law is at Southern Methodist University, a nationally rated private institution of higher education in Dallas, Texas, with more than 11,000 students. The law school’s 100-year history offers a rich environment for incoming students and alumni alike. One of Dedman’s important features is the clinic program.

Founded in 1947, the clinic program at the Dedman School of Law is made up of 10 community-based legal clinics where students provide legal and advocacy services to the community. Each clinic specializes in a specific area of law, such as criminal law, tax law, patent law, and small business law. The program was one of the first of its kind in the United States and has become a model of excellence across the country. Mr. Minick was active in the tax program while at SMU, representing non-profit groups and individuals on variety of matters involving the Internal Revenue Service.

PartnerSource Community Support Efforts

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Bill Minick, Attorney

William “Bill” Minick is an experienced employee benefits and workers’ compensation attorney and an active member of his Dallas, TX, community. In addition to serving as an assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, Bill Minick has been engaged with the Arms of Hope and Kids Chance charitable organizations. Minick is the president and lead attorney of PartnerSource, a consulting firm that promotes alternative workers’ compensation systems and represents most of the largest employers that elected the Texas “nonsubscriber option” to workers’ comp.

PartnerSource works to support the community and the environment in several ways. For example,employees at the firm have the opportunity to take part in a matching gift program. Through this program, employee donations to nonprofit organizations and charities are matched up to $1,000 by PartnerSource. The firm also engages in an ongoing green effort that entails the implementation of recycling programs, paperless document management, and decreased reliance on printing.

In addition, PartnerSource supports a number of community charities through community outreach. Charities that have benefitted include the YMCA, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and many more.

The SMU Dedman LLM Tax Program

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SMU Dedman LLM Tax Program
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William “Bill” Minick is an experienced attorney and expert on alternative workers’ compensation systems. Currently the president of PartnerSource in Dallas, TX, Bill Minick leads a team of attorneys that represent large organizations across the country that implement workers’ compensation options. Prior to serving as president at PartnerSource, Mr. Minick attended the SMU Dedman School of Law LLM Tax program.

A part of Southern Methodist University (SMU), a nationally ranked university located in central Dallas and boasting an enrollment of over 11,000, the Dedman School of Law maintains several degree programs including a juris doctor, joint degrees, and graduate degrees such as the LLM Tax program.

A master of law degree program, the LLM Tax program at Dedman focuses on providing students with a command of tax law, fiscal policy, and federal taxation practice. With courses taught by professors and tax specialists that are currently practicing in the field, the LLM Tax program provides a comprehensive knowledge base on tax law. A master’s level program, students must first acquire a juris doctor before they can apply. Mr. Minick obtained his JD degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.