- Visit our Filing Smart page for more information about filing electronically.
- HB 1587 amended Insurance Code Section 1152.055 to limit the required commissioner's approval to domestic insurance companies. Domestic companies seeking approval to hold reserves in a separate account rather than the insurer's general account (GASA) with certain annuity and life products should email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Company Address Change Portal Information – Need to update a company address? View this webpage for information about address types that you may be able to update using the portal.
Company licensing and registration
How to get a Texas insurance company license, file rates and forms, and more.
Email for official communications: A new rule requires individuals, agencies, and companies with a TDI license or registration to designate an email address we can use to send official communications. Learn how to add or update an email address.
For instructions on how to download a list of companies licensed by the Company Licensing and Registration office, refer to “Download Company List Instructions (PDF).”
These insurers represent the standard market. The Company Licensing and Registration office incorporates and licenses domestic authorized carriers, and admits foreign insurers, licensing them to operate in the Texas standard admitted market. This office also reviews and approves other related transactions that impact the charter and/or license of domestic insurers and the license of foreign insurers. All filings should be submitted by email. For instructions, please refer to “Electronic Filing Guidelines.”
- Captive insurers
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
- Domestic companies (stock and mutual)
- Foreign companies (stock and mutual)
- Health Care Collaboratives
- Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
- Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs)
- Premium finance companies
- Professional employer organization self-funded health plans
- Texas Lloyds companies
- Third Party Administrators (TPAs)
- Title insurance
- Workers' compensation self-insurance groups (SIGs)
When the same kind and class of coverage cannot be placed in the admitted market with a licensed insurer after a diligent search by a licensed surplus lines agent, it can be placed in the non-admitted market with a surplus lines insurer. Due to market availability issues, unique risks or limits which exceed what is available in the admitted market, surplus lines insurance is sometimes available. Financial oversight of these companies is in accordance with the Federal Non-Admitted Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA), often including higher capitalization levels than the admitted market requires.
The Company Licensing and Registration office also registers Risk Retention Groups, Accredited, Certified, Trusteed and Reciprocal Jurisdiction Reinsurers, and Purchasing Groups.
- Download company lists
- Electronic filing guidelines
- Fingerprinting requirements
- Sending filing fees
- Policy form, endorsement, and rate / rule filing review
- State retaliatory fees and requirements
- Statutory deposit requirements
- Submit an open records request
- Submit requests for Certified Certificates of Authority or Certificates of Compliance by submitting TDI Form 321 by email to CLRRequests@tdi.texas.gov. If you request that the certificates be emailed in the “certificate delivery instructions…” box on the form, you can print as many as you need for $11. If we mail the certificates, it’s $11 for each hard copy.
- Texas Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas website, www.sltx.org has information regarding surplus lines insurers and surplus lines agent policy filing requirements. Disclaimer: The department does not monitor the financial status of surplus lines insures on the eligibility list.
- Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers is located on the NAIC's Surplus Lines Financial Analysis Working Group webpage.
- Disaster Recovery Guide
For more information, contact: CompanyLicense@tdi.texas.gov