Texas Mutual to pay $330 million in policyholder dividends early

Texas Mutual Insurance | April 09, 2020

Workers’ compensation provider Texas Mutual Insurance Company has announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to distribute $330 million in policyholder dividends two months early. The company has historically paid dividends in June, but decided to distribute them to qualifying policyholders early in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. About 805 of Texas Mutual’s customers – more than 57,000 business owners – will receive dividends this year, the company said. Texas Mutual began paying dividends in 1999, and this year’s payout will bring the total to more than $3.1 billion in dividends paid since then.

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Sustained economic growth, rising interest rates, and higher investment income are among the positive factors that appear to be bolstering insurer results in 2018, setting the stage for enhanced top- and bottom-line growth in the year ahead.The US property and casualty (P&C) side of the business got off to a particularly good start in the first half, with net income more than doubling compared to 2017.

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Sustained economic growth, rising interest rates, and higher investment income are among the positive factors that appear to be bolstering insurer results in 2018, setting the stage for enhanced top- and bottom-line growth in the year ahead.The US property and casualty (P&C) side of the business got off to a particularly good start in the first half, with net income more than doubling compared to 2017.

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