Texas Insurance Code
Sec. § 964.051
Authority to Write Direct Business


(a)

Except as provided by this section, a captive insurance company may write any type of insurance, but may only insure the operational risks of the companys affiliates and risks of a controlled unaffiliated business.

(b)

A captive insurance company may not issue:

(1)

life insurance, except to insure employee benefits that are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. Section 1001 et seq.);

(2)

annuities;

(3)

accident and health insurance for the companys parent and affiliates, except to insure employee benefits that are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. Section 1001 et seq.);

(4)

title insurance;

(5)

mortgage guaranty insurance;

(6)

financial guaranty insurance;

(7)

residential property insurance;

(8)

personal automobile insurance; or

(9)

workers compensation insurance.

(c)

A captive insurance company may not issue a type of insurance, including automobile liability insurance, that is required, under the laws of this state or a political subdivision of this state, as a prerequisite for obtaining a license or permit if the law requires that the liability insurance be issued by an insurer authorized to engage in the business of insurance in this state.

(d)

A captive insurance company is authorized to issue a contractual reimbursement policy to:

(1)

an affiliated certified self-insurer authorized under Chapter 407 (Self-insurance Regulation), Labor Code, or a similar affiliated entity expressly authorized by analogous laws of another state; or

(2)

an affiliate that is insured by a workers compensation insurance policy with a negotiated deductible endorsement.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 569 (S.B. 734), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1050 (H.B. 1944), Sec. 1.02, eff. June 15, 2017.
Source
Last accessed
Jan. 28, 2020