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Foreign Companies

The Company Licensing and Registration office is responsible for admitting foreign insurers, domiciled in another state, into the Texas insurance market. This page has been created as a resource for foreign insurance companies, not including HMOs. For more information regarding HMOs, please visit our HMO page.

For instructions on how to download a list of companies licensed by the Company Licensing and Registration office, refer to "Download Company List Instructions".

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Add/Delete Lines of Business

Add Variable Annuity

  • Submit TDI form FIN338 (Checklist for Adding Variable Annuity Authority). This form can be obtained by calling (512) 676-6385.
  • Submit NAIC UCAA, Form 3 (Expansion Application, Lines of Business)
  • Submit NAIC UCAA, Form 8 C (Questionnaire for Adding or Deleting Lines of Business to an Existing Certificate of Authority)

Add Variable Life

  • Submit TDI form FIN339 (Checklist for Adding Variable Life Authority). This form can be obtained by calling (512) 676-6385.
  • Submit NAIC UCAA, Form 3 (Expansion Application, Lines of Business)
  • Submit NAIC UCAA, Form 8 C (Questionnaire for Adding or Deleting Lines of Business to an Existing Certificate of Authority)

Admissions

Attorney-for-Service

Also known as Consent for Service of Process. Foreign companies must designate a Texas Service of Process per Texas Insurance Code 804.

Cancel License

  1. Submit NAIC UCAA, Form 17 (Statement of Withdrawal)

Charter Amendment

Charter amendments will require the Texas Department of Insurance to issue an amended license.

By-Laws

File amended By-Laws with the Company Licensing and Registration Office when changes occur to By-laws for the foreign companies listed below. Include the full text of the By-Laws (including amendments), certified by the corporate secretary.

  • County Mutuals  (No Fee)
  • Fraternal Benefit Societies (Retaliatory Fee)
  • Health Maintenance Organizations ($50 Fee)
  • Joint Underwriting Associations (Retaliatory Fee)
  • Local Mutual Aid Companies (No Fee)
  • Local Mutual Burial Companies (No Fee)
  • Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (Retaliatory Fee)
  • Workers’ Compensation Self Insurance Groups (No Fee)

Home Office Change


Lost Original Certificate of Authority (to be used in conjunction with a required filing)

TDI will not issue a "replacement" Certificate of Authority. If your company has lost its original Certificate of Authority, use NAIC UCAA, Form 15 (Affidavit of Lost Certificate of Authority) in conjunction with a required filing.

Market Exit Guidelines (aka Withdrawal)

  1. Submit TDI form FIN349 (Withdrawal Guidelines)

Merger Involving Two Foreign Insurers

Officers and Directors

Foreign insurers are required to submit Biographical Affidavits and fingerprint receipts for the President, Secretary, and Treasurer, ONLY. Documentation must be submitted with Admissions application, and when changes occur.

Disciplinary Actions Taken in Other States

When a company's license is suspended or revoked by another regulatory authority, submit timely notification to the Company Licensing and Registration Office. See Texas Insurance Code Sec 81.003(b) which requires delivery of a copy of any applicable order or judgment to the commissioner not later than the 30th day. Submit a copy of the action, executed by the regulatory authority and company.

Redomestication from One Foreign State to Another Foreign State

Resume Writing Lines

  1. Submit TDI form FIN350 (Checklist for Companies Re-entering the Texas Insurance Market, Subsequent to an Orderly Withdrawal)

Total and Partial Assumption Reinsurance Agreements

  1. Submit TDI form FIN346 (Checklist for Total and Partial Assumption Reinsurance Agreements involving two Foreign Insurance Companies)
  2. For insurers who write accident and health coverage in Texas, submit TDI form LAH302 (Form Filing Checklist) to the Life and Health Lines Office (MC106-1D)

Send Filing Fees to the Company Licensing and Registration Office

To ensure that your check is properly accounted for, send the Company Licensing Fee Transmittal Form (FIN321) and your cover letter, with the filing fee attached to: Company Licensing and Registration, MC 9999; 333 Guadalupe Street; Austin, TX 78701. Be sure that your check can be easily seen by our Mail Center staff. Send your filing to Company Licensing and Registration via email at CLRFilings@tdi.texas.gov. Please call us at (512) 676-6375 if you have any questions about your filings.

 

Request Certified Certificates of Authority

Request certified certificates of authority by submitting TDI form FIN321 via email to CLRRequests@tdi.texas.gov.

 

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Last updated: 11/14/2017

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