Ins. Code Section 1501.318
Premium Rates for Reinsurance
(a)As part of the plan of operation, the board shall adopt a method to determine premium rates to be charged by the system for reinsuring small employer groups and individuals under this subchapter.
(b)The method adopted must:
(1)include a classification system for small employer groups that reflects the variations in premium rates allowed by this chapter; and
(2)provide for the development of base reinsurance premium rates that reflect the allowable variations.
(c)Subject to approval by the commissioner, the board shall establish the base reinsurance premium rates at levels that reasonably approximate the gross premiums charged to small employers by small employer health benefit plan issuers for small employer health benefit plans, adjusted to reflect retention levels required under this subchapter.
(d)The board shall periodically review the method adopted under this section, including the classification system and any rating factors, to ensure that the method reasonably reflects the claims experience of the system. The board may propose changes to the method. Any changes are subject to approval by the commissioner.
(e)An entire small employer group may be reinsured at a rate that is 1-1/2 times the base reinsurance premium rate for that group. An eligible employee of a small employer or the employee’s dependent covered under a small employer health benefit plan may be reinsured at a rate that is five times the base reinsurance premium rate for that individual.
(f)The board may consider adjustments to the premium rates charged by the system to reflect the use of effective cost containment and managed care arrangements.
Section 1501.318 — Premium Rates for Reinsurance,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.1501.htm#1501.318 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).