Texas Approves 13 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Comp

January 24, 2012

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

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