Tex. Ins. Code Section 830.006
Exemption


(a)

An insurer is exempt from the requirements of this chapter if:

(1)

the insurer has annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium, including international direct and assumed premium but excluding premiums reinsured with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Federal Flood Program, of less than $500 million; and

(2)

the insurance group of which the insurer is a member has annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium, including international direct and assumed premium but excluding premiums reinsured with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Federal Flood Program, of less than $1 billion.

(b)

If an insurer qualifies for exemption under Subsection (a)(1), but the insurance group of which the insurer is a member does not qualify for exemption under Subsection (a)(2), then the summary report required under Section 830.005 (Summary Report Required) must include every insurer within the insurance group.

(c)

An insurer may satisfy the requirement under Subsection (b) by submitting more than one summary report for any combination of insurers if the combination of reports includes each insurer within the insurance group.

(d)

If an insurer does not qualify for exemption under Subsection (a)(1), but the insurance group of which it is a member qualifies for exemption under Subsection (a)(2), then the insurer must submit a summary report under Section 830.005 (Summary Report Required) that is applicable to that insurer.

(e)

An insurer that does not qualify for exemption under Subsection (a) may apply to the commissioner for a waiver from the requirements of this chapter based on unique circumstances. In deciding whether to grant the insurer’s request for waiver, the commissioner may consider the type and volume of business written, the ownership and organizational structure, and any other factor the commissioner considers relevant to the insurer or insurance group of which the insurer is a member. If the insurer is part of an insurance group with insurers domiciled in more than one state, the commissioner shall coordinate with the lead state commissioner and with the other domiciliary commissioners in considering whether to grant the insurer’s request for a waiver.

(f)

Notwithstanding the exemptions stated in this section, the commissioner may require that an insurer maintain a risk management framework, conduct an own risk and solvency assessment, and file a summary report if:

(1)

there are unique circumstances, including the type and volume of business written, the ownership and organizational structure, federal agency requests, and international supervisor requests;

(2)

the insurer has risk-based capital for a company action level event as set forth in department rules;

(3)

the insurer meets one or more of the standards of an insurer considered to be in hazardous financial condition under Chapter 404 (Financial Condition) or department rule; or

(4)

the insurer otherwise exhibits qualities of a troubled insurer as determined by the commissioner.

(g)

If an insurer that qualifies for an exemption under Subsection (a) subsequently ceases to qualify for that exemption due to changes in premium as reflected in the insurer’s most recent annual statement or in the most recent annual statements of the insurers within the insurance group of which the insurer is a member, the insurer must comply with the requirements of this chapter not later than December 31 of the calendar year following the calendar year the threshold is exceeded.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 39 (S.B. 655), Sec. 1, eff. May 19, 2015.

Source: Section 830.006 — Exemption, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­830.­htm#830.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 830.006’s source at texas​.gov