TX DWC Approves 10 Companies To Self-Insure For WC Claims

                               Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved the renewal of the Certificates of Authority for ten companies to self-insure for workers' compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC Self-Insurance Regulation program.  These ten companies collectively employ approximately 26,750 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 ten companies received renewals of existing self-insurance certificates:

  • ABF Freight System, Inc., Fort Smith, AR
  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont
  • Driver Pipeline Company, Inc., Irving
  • General Motors Company, Detroit, MI
  • Johns Manville, Denver, CO
  • Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE
  • Leonard Family Corporation, San Antonio
  • PPG Industries, Inc., Allison Park, PA
  • Starbucks Corporation, Seattle, WA
  • Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler
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