Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Albert Betts recently approved the reapplications for Certificates of Authority to Self-Insure covering a one-year period for nine private employers.
Texas law allows certain large, private employers to self-insure for their workers’ compensation liabilities, while retaining the protection of workers’ compensation insurance coverage as provided by the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
Each of these employers must have a minimum workers’ compensation annual premium of $500,000 and meet other requirements to be approved as a Certified Self-Insurer in Texas. The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Self-Insurance Program is the approved program in Texas for certifying companies to self-insure.
Commissioner Betts approved Certificates of Authority to Self-Insure for the following companies that employ a total of 28,076 workers in Texas. The companies are listed in alphabetical order with the city and state of the company headquarters or the Texas business office:
ABF Freight System Inc., Fort Smith, Ark.
Ameron International Corporation, Pasadena, Calif.
Ascension Health, St. Louis, Mo.
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont
Cooper US, Inc., Houston, Texas
Dolgencorp of Texas Inc., Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Houston
Mount Vernon Mills Inc., Mauldin, S.C.
PACCAR Inc., Bellevue, Wash.
For more information on applying to the Division’s Self-Insurance Program, visit TDI’s Web site at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/dwc/divisions/selfins.html.
Source: Texas Department of Insurance
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