Texas Approves 13 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation Claims

03.30.2012


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:

  1. Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Kansas City, Kan.
  2. Bradford Holding Company, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas
  3. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Irving, Texas
  4. Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, Mo.
  5. FedEx Freight, Inc., Harrison, Ark.
  6. Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.
  7. International Paper Company, Memphis, Tenn.
  8. James Construction Group, LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
  9. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Portland, Ore.
  10. The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
  11. The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, Ohio
  12. Textron, Inc., Providence, R.I.
  13. Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Wash.
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