The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved 13 renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC self-insurance program.
These companies collectively employ approximately 26,500 employees in Texas.
Under Texas law, certain large, private companies can self-insure for workers’ compensation claims, while retaining the protection of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act for the company and for its employees. To qualify, a company must have a minimum workers’ compensation insurance unmodified manual premium of $500,000 and meet other requirements subject to annual review.
The following companies received self-insurance certificates:
- Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., Kansas City
- Bradford Holding Co. Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas
- E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Irving, Texas
- Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, Mo.
- FedEx Freight, Inc., Harrison, Ark.
- Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.
- International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn.
- James Construction Group, LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
- Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Portland, Ore.
- The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
- The Sherwin-Williams Co., Cleveland, Ohio
- Textron Inc., Providence, R.I.
- Weyerhaeuser Co., Federal Way, Wash.
Source: Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation