The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved the renewal of the Certificates of Authority for eight companies to self-insure for workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under the TDI-DWC Self-Insurance Regulation program. These eight companies collectively employ approximately 23,380 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. (workersxzcompxzkit).
The following eight companies received renewals of existing self-insurance certificates:
1. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont
2. Driver Pipeline Company, Inc., Irving
3. Johns Manville, Denver, CO
4. Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE
5. Leonard Family Corporation, San Antonio
6. PPG Industries, Inc., Allison Park, PA
7. Starbucks Corporation, Seattle, WA
8. Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler
For more information on applying to the Self-Insurance Regulation program, visit: http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/si/index.html
Author: Robert Elliott, J.D.
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