TX Division Approves 13 Companies To Self-Insure For Workers' Compensation Claims

                               Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved 13 companies to self-insure for workers' compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC Self-Insurance Regulation program. These 13 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 thirteen companies received renewals of existing self-insurance certificates:

    * AAA Cooper Transportation, Dothan, AL
    * American Electric Power Company, Inc., Heath, OH
    * Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Kansas City, KS
    * E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE
    * Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, MO
    * FedEx Freight East, Inc., Harrison, AR
    * Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, MI
    * Hyatt Corporation, Chicago, IL
    * International Paper Company, Memphis, TN
    * The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, OH
    * Unique Staff Leasing I, Ltd., Corpus Christi, TX
    * Valero Energy Corporation, San Antonio, TX
    * VF Corporation, Greensboro, NC

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