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Proposed and Adopted Rules for 2012


DISCLAIMER: The following proposed and adopted rules are provided as a courtesy by the Texas Department of Insurance. While TDI makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, the official version of proposed and adopted rules are those filed with the Secretary of State, which is the repository of official TDI rules. Those rules can be accessed directly from the Texas Register, Office of Secretary of State. With respect to the following documents, or other documents available from this site or others to which it links, TDI and the State of Texas make no warranty as to their accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness. Submission of Comments: Written comments on proposed rules must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the date stated in the preamble of each proposed rule.

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Proposed and Adopted Rules for 2012
Subject Section Number Proposal Filed Proposal Published Adoption Filed Adoption Published Effective Date
Insurance Holding Company Systems (Amended and New) 7.201 - 7.205, 7.209, 7.210, and 7.211 - 7.214 12/17/12 12/28/12 05/06/2013 05/17/2013 05/26/13

Insurance Holding Company Systems and Forms C, D, & E (Repeal)

7.211 - 7.213

12/17/2012 12/28/2012 05/06/2013 05/17/2013 05/26/2013
Licensing of life settlement brokers and providers, regulation of life settlement contracts, and annual data reporting requirements

3.1701 - 3.1703, 3.1720 - 3.1730, 3.1740 - 3.1744, and 3.1760

Forms:

3.1720(a); 3.1720(b); 3.1720(c); 3.1720(d); 3.1740(d); 3.1742; 3.1760(b)

12/11/12 12/28/12

6/24/13

Forms:

3.1720(a);

3.1720(b);

3.1720(c);

3.1720(d);

3.1740(d);

3.1742;

3.1760(b)

7/5/13

8/1/13

Viatical and life settlements (Repeal) 3.1701-3.1717 12/11/12 12/28/12

6/24/13

7/5/13

8/1/13

Minimum standards for regulated entities conducting business electronically with other regulated entities and consumers

1.1301-1.1306 11/26/12 12/07/12

Withdrawn Effective 6/7/13

Certificates of Property and Casualty Insurance 5.9370-5.9376 11/26/12 12/07/12 02/21/13 03/08/13 03/13/13
NAIC Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual 7.18 11/26/12 12/07/12 01/22/13 02/08/13 02/11/13
2013 Assessments of Maintenance Taxes and Fees

1.414

11/15/12 11/30/12 01/10/13 01/25/13 01/30/13

Assessments to cover expenses of examining domestic and foreign insurance companies and self-insurance groups providing w/c insurance

7.1001 11/15/12 11/30/12 01/10/13 01/25/13 01/30/13

Assessments which will be used to cover general administrative expenses of the departments regulation of insurance premium finance companies

25.88 11/15/12 11/30/12 01/10/13 01/25/13 01/30/13
Fire Extinguisher and Installation, Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, Fireworks and Safe Cigarette Rules

34.501, 34.504, 34.506, 34.510, 34.513, 34.514, 34.516, 34.517, 34.519, 34.520, and 34.521; 34.607, 34.611, 34.613, 34.619 34.620, 34.623, 34.628, and 34.630; 34.701, 34.704, 34.706, 34.707, 34.712, 34.713, 34.715, 34.716, 34.721, 34.723, and 34.724; 34.811, 34.815, 34.817; and 34.1203 and 34.1212

11/08/12

11/23/12

01/25/13

02/08/13

02/14/13

Repeal Subchapter X. Preferred Provider Plans

3.3713

10/19/12

11/02/12

02/01/13

02/15/13

02/21/13

Preferred and Exclusive Provider Plans, Exclusive Provider Benefit Plan Requirements

3.3701-3.3710 and 3.3720-3.3725

Application Exclusive Provider Plan

10/19/12

11/02/12

02/01/13

02/15/13

02/21/13

New Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Division 4. Consumer Assistance; Claim Procesesses

5.4200, 5.4211-5.4222, 5.4231-5.4241, and 5.4251-5.4253

10/04/12

10/19/12

01/25/13

02/08/13

02/14/13

Chapter 1 General Administration Subchapter D. Effect of Criminal Conduct Division 1. Fitness for Licensing, Division 2 Procedures Governing Persons Subject to 18 U.S.C. §1033 & §1034

1.520-1.530

09/19/12

10/05/12

Withdrawn Effective 4/5/13

Health Care Collaboratives (HCCs)

Chapter 13. Miscellaneous Insurers and other regulated entities

13.401-13.494

Proposed Forms

Form 141

Form 311

Form 491

Form 492

Form 493

Form 494

Form 495

09/11/12

09/28/12

03/11/13

Adopted Forms

Form 141

Form 311

Form 491

Form 492

Form 493

Form 494

Form 495

03/29/13

03/31/13

Repeal Sub R Utilization Review Agents, Sub S. Utilization Review for Health Care

19.1701-19.1724, 19.2001-19.2021

08/09/12

08/24/12

01/31/13

02/15/13

02/20/13

New Rule Proposal

Subchapter R Utilization reviews for health care provided under a health benefit plan or health insurance policy

Subchapter U Utilization reviews for health care provided under workers compensation insurance coverage

19.1701-19.1719

19.2001-19.2017

LHL005 URA Application

08/09/12

08/24/12

01/31/13

02/15/13

02/20/13

Property and Casualty Insurance, Cancellation, Denial, and Nonrenewal of Certain Property and Casualty Insurance Coverage

5.7001, 5.7002, 5.7009

07/03/12

07/20/12

09/19/12

10/05/12

10/09/12

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association New Rule Inspections for Windstorm and Hail Insurance

5.4608

07/2/12

07/13/12

10/02/12

Form Eng-2

10/19/12

10/22/12

Credit Life and Credit Accident and Health Insurance, Responsibilities and Obligations of Insurance Companies and their Agents and Representatives

3.6011

English Version Consumer Bill of Rights

Spanish Version Consumer Bill of Rights

06/25/12

07/06/12

11/05/2012

English Version Consumer Bill of Rights( PDF) (Word)

Spanish Version Consumer Bill of Rights (PDF) (Word)

11/16/2012

2/11/2013

Preferred and Exclusive Provider Plans, Exclusive Provider Benefit Plan Requirements

3.3701-3.3710 and 3.3720-3.3725

06/18/12

06/29/12

Withdrawn effective 11/02/12

Examination and Financial Analysis

7.18

06/15/12

06/29/12

10/02/12

10/19/12

10/22/12

Hazardous Conditions and Remedy of Hazardous Conditions

8.3

06/08/12

06/22/12

08/30/12

09/14/12

09/19/12

New TWIA Eligibility and forms

Form: WPI-1-AC

Form: WPI-2-AC

Form: WPI-12 (For TDI Use Only)

5.4920 and 5.4926

06/08/12

06/22/12

08/30/12

Form: WPI-1-AC

Form: WPI-2-AC

Form: WPI-12 (For TDI Use Only)

09/14/12

09/19/12

Repeal TWIA Loss funding, including catastrophe reserve trust fund, financing arrangements, and public securities

5.4131 and 5.4132

06/08/12

06/22/12

Withdrawn by Operation of Law effective 12/27/12

New & Amend TWIA Loss funding, including catastrophe reserve trust fund, financing arrangements, and public securities

5.4101, 5.4102, 5.4121, 5.4123-5.4128, 5.4133, 5.4135, 5.4136, 5.4141-5.4147, 5.4148 and 5.4149

06/08/12

06/22/12

Withdrawn by Operation of Law effective 12/27/12

New TWIA Consumer Assistance; Claim Processes

5.4260-5.4268

06/08/12

06/22/12

12/20/12

01/04/13

01/09/13

Notice of Toll-Free Telephone Numbers and Procedures for Obtaining Information and Filing Complaints

1.603

05/07/12

05/25/12

10/02/12

10/19/12

10/22/12

Consumer Protection Requirements, Consumer Bill of Rights
Figure 1 5.9970(b) english-auto
Figure 2 5.9970(b) spanish-auto
Figure 1 5.9970(d) english-home
Figure 2 5.9970(d) spanish-home

Marked-up figures
Figure 2 5.9970(b) English-Auto
Figure 2 5.9970(d) English-home

5.9970

04/23/12

05/04/12

11/05/2012

English Version Consumer Bill of Rights - Auto (PDF) (Word)

English Version Consumer Bill of Rights -Homeowners (PDF) (Word)

Spanish Version Consumer Bill of Rights -Auto (PDF) (Word)

Spanish Version Consumer Bill of Rights -Homeowners (PDF) (Word)

11/16/2012

12/03/2012

Standards and Fees for State Fire Marshal Inspections, General Provisions, Inspection Guidelines, Inspection Fees

34.301, 34.303, 34.304, 34.320, 34.340

04/19/12

05/04/12

10/19/12

11/02/12

11/08/12

Cease and Desist Orders

1.909

04/16/12

04/27/12

1.909

06/08/12

06/28/12

Repeal, Fire Sprinkler Rules and Storage and Sale of Fireworks

34.726, 34.831

04/16/12

04/27/12

07/02/12

07/20/12

07/22/12

Repeal, Commercial Property Insurance Division

5.9600

04/09/12

04/20/12

06/15/12

06/29/12

07/05/12

Advisory Committees

1.2828

02/16/12

03/02/12

04/23/12

05/11/12

05/13/12

Insurance Sold in Connection with Prepaid Funeral Contracts

3.9001 & 3.9002

02/16/12

03/02/12

04/23/12

05/04/12

05/13/12

Repeal Rules of Practice & Procedure, Assessment of Maint Taxes & Fees, Industry Wide Benchmark Rate Proceedings

1.207, 1.208, 1.415, 1.1301-1.1306

02/02/12

02/24/12

04/19/12

05/04/12

05/09/12

Small Employer Health Insurance Portability and Availability Act Regulations

26.8

01/17/12

02/03/12

04/23/12

05/04/12

05/13/12



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