Tex. Ins. Code Section 888.152
Adoption of Rate Schedule


The commissioner shall adopt a schedule of reasonable and adequate rates that a burial association may charge its members. The schedule of rates must be adopted in compliance with Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.


The schedule must show the maximum and minimum rates that a burial association may charge per week, per month, per quarter, per six months, and per year, for the definite benefits at the definite ages. The commissioner must designate the ages in convenient groups.


To ensure the adequacy and reasonableness of the rates, the commissioner may consider information gathered from an area of this state that is sufficiently large to include the varying conditions of the risks involved and during a period sufficiently long to ensure that the minimum and maximum rates authorized are:


just and reasonable as they apply to members of the public who become insured under this chapter; and


adequate and non-confiscatory as they apply to the burial associations.


The commissioner may require:


sworn statements from any burial association in this state showing its experience in rates collected and claims paid over a reasonable period; and


any other information the commissioner considers necessary or useful in adopting the rate schedule.


The department shall mail a copy of the adopted rate schedule to each burial association that holds a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance in this state.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1419, Sec. 1, eff. June 1, 2003.

Source: Section 888.152 — Adoption of Rate Schedule, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­888.­htm#888.­152 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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