Ins. Code Section 463.203
Policies and Contracts Excluded
(a)In this section, “Moody’s Corporate Bond Yield Average” means the monthly average corporates as published by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or any successor to that entity.
(b)This chapter does not provide coverage for:
(1)any part of a policy or contract not guaranteed by the insurer or under which the risk is borne by the policy or contract owner;
(2)a policy or contract of reinsurance, unless an assumption certificate has been issued;
(3)any part of a policy or contract to the extent that the rate of interest on which that part is based:
(A)as averaged over the period of four years before the date the member insurer becomes impaired or insolvent under this chapter, whichever is earlier, exceeds a rate of interest determined by subtracting two percentage points from Moody’s Corporate Bond Yield Average averaged for the same four-year period or for a lesser period if the policy or contract was issued less than four years before the date the member insurer becomes impaired or insolvent under this chapter, whichever is earlier; and
(B)on and after the date the member insurer becomes impaired or insolvent under this chapter, whichever is earlier, exceeds the rate of interest determined by subtracting three percentage points from Moody’s Corporate Bond Yield Average as most recently available;
(4)a portion of a policy or contract issued to a plan or program of an employer, association, similar entity, or other person to provide life, health, or annuity benefits to the entity’s employees, members, or others, to the extent that the plan or program is self-funded or uninsured, including benefits payable by an employer, association, or similar entity under:
(A)a multiple employer welfare arrangement as defined by Section 3, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. Section 1002);
(B)a minimum premium group insurance plan;
(C)a stop-loss group insurance plan; or
(D)an administrative services-only contract;
(5)any part of a policy or contract to the extent that the part provides dividends, experience rating credits, or voting rights, or provides that fees or allowances be paid to any person, including the policy or contract owner, in connection with the service to or administration of the policy or contract;
(6)a policy or contract issued in this state by a member insurer at a time the insurer was not authorized to issue the policy or contract in this state;
(7)an unallocated annuity contract issued to or in connection with a benefit plan protected under the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, regardless of whether the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has not yet become liable to make any payments with respect to the benefit plan;
(8)any part of an unallocated annuity contract that is not issued to or in connection with a specific employee, a benefit plan for a union or association of individuals, or a governmental lottery;
(9)any part of a financial guarantee, funding agreement, or guaranteed investment contract that:
(A)does not contain a mortality guarantee; and
(B)is not issued to or in connection with a specific employee, a benefit plan, or a governmental lottery;
(10)a part of a policy or contract to the extent that the assessments required by Subchapter D with respect to the policy or contract are preempted by federal or state law;
(11)a contractual agreement that established the member insurer’s obligations to provide a book value accounting guaranty for defined contribution benefit plan participants by reference to a portfolio of assets that is owned by the benefit plan or the plan’s trustee in a case in which neither the benefit plan sponsor nor its trustee is an affiliate of the member insurer;
(12)a part of a policy or contract to the extent the policy or contract provides for interest or other changes in value that are to be determined by the use of an index or external reference stated in the policy or contract, but that have not been credited to the policy or contract, or as to which the policy or contract owner’s rights are subject to forfeiture, as of the date the member insurer becomes an impaired or insolvent insurer under this chapter, whichever date is earlier, subject to Subsection (c);
(13)a policy or contract providing a hospital, medical, prescription drug, or other health care benefit under 42 U.S.C. Sections 1395w-21 et seq. and 1395w-101 et seq. (Medicare Parts C and D), 42 U.S.C. Sections 1396-1396w-5 (Medicaid), or 42 U.S.C. Sections 1397aa-1397mm (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) or a regulation adopted under those federal statutes; or
(14)structured settlement annuity benefits to which a payee or beneficiary has transferred the payee’s or beneficiary’s rights in a structured settlement factoring transaction as defined by Section 5891(c)(3)(A), Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 5891(c)(3)(A)), regardless of whether the factoring transaction occurred before, on, or after the date that section became effective.
(b-1)The exclusion from coverage described by Subsection (b)(3) does not apply to any portion of a policy or contract, including a rider, that provides long-term care benefits or any other health insurance benefit.
(c)For purposes of determining the values that have been credited and are not subject to forfeiture as described by Subsection (b)(12), if a policy’s or contract’s interest or changes in value are credited less frequently than annually, the interest or change in value determined by using the procedures defined in the policy or contract is credited as if the contractual date of crediting interest or changing values is the earlier of the date of impairment or the date of insolvency, and is not subject to forfeiture.
Section 463.203 — Policies and Contracts Excluded,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.463.htm#463.203 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).