Tex. Ins. Code Section 3502.155
Contingency Reserve


In addition to the capital, surplus, and reserves required by Sections 3502.152 (Capital and Surplus Requirements), 3502.153 (Unearned Premium Reserve), and 3502.154 (Loss Reserve), a mortgage guaranty insurer shall establish a contingency reserve and report the contingency reserve as a liability in the insurer’s financial statements.


To establish and maintain the contingency reserve, the mortgage guaranty insurer shall annually contribute to the contingency reserve 50 percent of the earned premiums on the insurer’s mortgage guaranty insurance business. The reserved earned premiums may be released to the insurer’s surplus annually after the premiums have been maintained for 120 months.


In addition, the mortgage guaranty insurer may withdraw premiums from the contingency reserve in any year for which the insurer can demonstrate to the department that the incurred losses for that year exceed 35 percent of the corresponding earned premiums for that year. The insurer shall reduce any subsequent annual release to surplus from the established contingency reserve by an amount equal to the amount withdrawn and released for the losses. The insurer shall deduct from subsequent annual releases any balance that exceeds the normal annual release from the contingency reserve.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 727 (H.B. 2017), Sec. 3, eff. April 1, 2007.

Source: Section 3502.155 — Contingency Reserve, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­3502.­htm#3502.­155 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 3502.155’s source at texas​.gov