A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 10, 2006
“We’re Here For You, Texas” (Texas Mutual Insurance Company)

The Texas Mutual Insurance Company has used the slogan “We’re here for you, Texas” since 1999 and “All across Texas, we’re here for you” since 2005.


http://www.texasmutual.com/news/minterests/000303.shtm
Our slogan, “We’re here for you, TexasSM,” is more than a catchy phrase to us; it’s a rallying cry. In every Fund department, we are always looking for ways to improve our service and to better meet the needs of our customers.


http://www.texasmutual.com/aboutus/aboutus.shtm
The History of Texas Mutual Insurance Company

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, workers’ compensation rates were skyrocketing, and few insurance companies were willing to provide coverage for Texas employers. In 1991, the Texas Legislature created Texas Mutual Insurance Company (then called the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund) to ensure the availability and affordability of workers’ compensation coverage. In 1992, the Fund began underwriting workers’ compensation insurance, and in 1994, it became the state’s insurer of last resort for businesses that were unable to find coverage elsewhere.

On June 15, 2001, Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 3458 into law, changing the company’s name to Texas Mutual Insurance Company and authorizing the company to operate as a domestic mutual insurance company (with continued political oversight by the state). The bill also included a pledge from the Legislature that ensured the company’s ability to maintain an adequate surplus to meet all foreseeable market conditions. The bill maintained statutory mandates that the company remain a competitive force in the marketplace, guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance in Texas, and act as insurer of last resort.

The company is governed by a nine-member board of directors. Four board members are elected by the policyholders, and the remaining five board members, including the chair, are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. The board is responsible for setting rates and directing the company’s business. The company president, chief operating officer, and the executive council manage internal operations.


(Trademark)
Word Mark WE’RE HERE FOR YOU, TEXAS
Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Insurance services, namely underwriting workers’ compensation insurance. FIRST USE: 19990301. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19990301
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78456150
Filing Date July 24, 2004
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 28, 2005
Registration Number 2997843
Registration Date September 20, 2005
Owner (REGISTRANT) Texas Mutual Insurance Company Governmental Corporation TEXAS Suite 300 221 West 6th Street Austin TEXAS 78701
Attorney of Record J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


(Trademark)
Word Mark ALL ACROSS TEXAS, WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Insurance underwriting in the field of workers’ compensation insurance. FIRST USE: 20050616. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050616
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78689303
Filing Date August 10, 2005
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 9, 2006
Registration Number 3123457
Registration Date August 1, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) Texas Mutual Insurance Company CORPORATION TEXAS 6210 Highway 290 East Austin TEXAS 78723
Attorney of Record J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr.
Prior Registrations 2997843
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, August 10, 2006 • Permalink