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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and the businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

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Veterans’ Preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one of the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: Military Occupational Specialty codes are not available at this time.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Insurance.pdf

Veterans go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

Current Opportunity: Insurance Specialist

Internal/External Posting - TDI Employees and General Public

The Insurance Specialist performs moderately complex technical insurance work in the Life and Health Lines Office in the Regulatory Policy Division. The Life and Health Lines Office reviews and processes policy forms and endorsements for life, accident, and health insurance.

This Position:

• reviews, processes, and audits life, accident, and health policy forms, endorsements, rules, and advertisements for completeness and compliance with laws and regulations;
• applies the requirements of the Texas Insurance Code and rules of the Texas Administrative Code to various types of insurance forms;
• communicates information verbally and in writing to companies about incomplete or incorrect filings, or areas of concern; communications must be in sufficient detail and clarity to allow a company to bring the form into compliance and meet approval criteria;
• recommends approval or disapproval of life, accident, and health policy forms, endorsements, and rules;
• responds to internal and external inquiries regarding life, accident, and health products;
• reviews and develops procedures;
• prepares reports and correspondence;
• may assess the impact of existing and proposed legislation on agency programs with regard to life, accident, and health insurance and provide input on rules and proposed legislation;
• may gather, analyze, and organize market data and other information and prepare clear and concise reports of findings; and
• assists with special projects and with the execution of data calls.


Sixty college hours. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

• requires one and one-half years experience in technical insurance matters or in a field relative to the assignment.

Preferences for this position include:

• prefers graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in a field relative to assignment.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

• insurance principles and practices; and
• applicable laws, rules, regulation, policies, and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

• maintaining records; and
• using personal computers to enter and extract data from related systems and programs, and using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

• apply critical thinking to analyze and solve work problems;
• communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
• establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, insurance industry representatives, and the general public;
• select and accurately transcribe data from several source documents;
• perform a series of procedural steps;
• comprehend and apply complex regulatory rules and statutes to determine compliance or solve problems; and
• organize and prioritize workload.

Position Details

Opening Date:12/27/2017
Functional Title:Insurance Specialist
Classification Title:Insurance Specialist III
Status:Internal/External Posting - TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B16
Monthly Salary: $2,909.83 - $3,750.00
Annual Salary:$34,917.96 - $45,000.00
Job Posting Number:18-113
Division:Regulatory Policy / Life and Health Lines Office
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel Required:5 %


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Last updated: 12/27/2017

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