Ins. Code Section 1153.103
Presumptive Premium Rate
(a)After notice and a hearing, the commissioner by rule may adopt a presumptive premium rate for various classes of business and terms of coverage. An insurer that does not file a different rate under Section 1153.105 (Rate Within Certain Percentages of Presumptive Rate) or 1153.106 (Rate Outside Certain Percentages of Presumptive Rate) shall file the presumptive rate adopted by the commissioner.
(b)Except as provided by this chapter, any hearing conducted or order adopting a presumptive rate under this subchapter shall be held in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
(c)In the commissioner’s order adopting a presumptive rate, the commissioner shall set forth findings and conclusions on all material issues presented at the hearing.
(d)In determining the presumptive premium rate, the commissioner shall consider any relevant data, including reasonable acquisition costs, loss ratios, administrative expenses, reserves, loss settlement expenses, the type or class of business, the duration of various credit transactions, and reasonable and adequate profits to the insurers.
(e)In determining the presumptive premium rate, the commissioner may not set or limit the amount of compensation actually paid by a company to an agent but may request from an insurer or agent any relevant data relating to the presumptive premium rate, including information relating to compensation paid for the sale of credit insurance, expenses, losses, and profits. An insurer or agent shall provide the requested information to the commissioner in a timely manner.
(f)The commissioner may not adopt a presumptive premium rate that is unjust, unreasonable, inadequate, confiscatory, or excessive to the insureds, the insurers, or the agents.
Section 1153.103 — Presumptive Premium Rate,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.1153.htm#1153.103 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).