Texas Mutual Pays $355K Dividend to Apartment Group

The Texas Apartment Association (TAA) safety group has earned a $355,922 Texas Mutual dividend. The workers’ compensation dividend was based largely on the group’s overall safety record.

Since 2009, Texas Mutual has paid nearly $1.2 million in group dividends to TAA safety group m

TAA dividenc check presentation

Bob Barnes (left), chairman of Texas Mutual’s board of directors; and Ron Wright (right), Texas Mutual president; present a $355K dividend check to Michael Whorton, master agent of the Texas Apartment Association safety group.

embers. That total is in addition to individual policyholder dividends group members have earned. Individual dividends are based largely on each policyholder’s safety record.

“As a mutual insurance company, our responsibility is to our policyholders,” said Barnes. “They own the company, and this money belongs to them. We are proud to share Texas Mutual’s success with those who have contributed to that success.”

Unlike publicly traded insurance companies, mutual insurance companies are owned by their policyholders, and they do not answer to stockholders. Dividends allow Texas Mutual to share its financial success with its policyholder owners.

By the end of the year, Texas Mutual will have paid $1.2 billion in dividends. The majority of that total – more than $1 billion – will have been paid since 2005.

Wright said the company’s dividend track record is a direct reflection of its financial strength, as well as policyholders’ efforts to keep employees safe.

“Our status as a mutual company gives us the freedom to focus on what matters most: preventing workplace accidents and their associated costs,” said Wright. “Texas Mutual is fortunate to have owners who share our vision. I hope this return on their investments will keep their businesses strong far into the future.”

Texas Mutual notes that past dividends are not a guarantee of future dividends. The Texas Department of Insurance must approve all dividends.

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