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Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0020-18

December 14, 2018

To:   All Insurance Companies Licensed to Write Property and Casualty Insurance in the State of Texas

Re:   Texas Disallowed Expense Data Call for Calendar Year 2017 Experience

The Texas Department of Insurance issues the attached mandatory data call. This call collects information about "disallowed expenses" defined in Insurance Code Section 2251.002(1).

This data call applies to licensed companies that in 2017 wrote premium for any of the following lines of insurance in Texas: fire, allied lines, private crop, farmowners multiple peril, homeowners multiple peril, commercial multiple peril, inland marine, medical malpractice, other general liability, products liability, private passenger automobile, commercial automobile, fidelity, or surety. You must complete and return this data call in compliance with the general instructions no later than April 1, 2019. You must keep all underlying data, individual source documents, and any other information used to develop your data call response for a minimum of two years after your submission to TDI.

Reporting instructions, forms, and the Affidavit are on TDI's website at


After you complete the Excel-based form, please save the file using the following naming standard:

For group filings, enter the file name as: GRP # DER2017.xls. For example, "GRP 1234 DER2017.xls." 

For individual company filings, enter the group number as "0" followed by the five-digit NAIC company number. For example, "GRP 0 12345 DER2017.xls."

Please email the Excel file, with the Excel file name as the subject line, and an electronic copy of the signed and notarized Affidavit to If you have questions regarding this data call, please contact Brandon Easley at 512-676-6690.

Excel Form, Affidavit, and Instructions
Instructions to Companies

For more information, contact:

Last updated: 4/21/2020