December 15, 2017

Texas Approves 12 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved twelve 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 twelve companies collectively employ approximately 47,700 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:

  • Chevron Corporation, Houston
  • Driver Pipeline Company, Inc., Irving
  • General Motors Company, Detroit, MI
  • Johns Manville, Denver, CO
  • Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE
  • Leonard Family Corporation, San Antonio
  • MasTec, Inc., Coral Gables, FL
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation, Richmond, VA
  • PPG Industries, Inc., Allison Park, PA
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Dallas
  • Starbucks Corporation, Seattle, WA
  • Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler

Source: TDI-DWC

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