Texas Insurance Code
Sec. § 964.056
Capital and Surplus or Equivalent Requirements


(a)

The department may not issue a certificate of authority to a captive insurance company unless the company possesses and maintains unencumbered capital and surplus, or the equivalent, in an amount determined by the commissioner after considering:

(1)

the amount of premium written by the captive insurance company;

(2)

the characteristics of the assets held by the captive insurance company;

(3)

the terms of reinsurance arrangements entered into by the captive insurance company;

(4)

the type of business covered in policies issued by the captive insurance company;

(5)

the underwriting practices and procedures of the captive insurance company; and

(6)

any other criteria that has an impact on the operations of the captive insurance company determined to be significant by the commissioner.

(b)

The amount of capital and surplus, or the equivalent, determined by the commissioner under Subsection (a) may not be less than $250,000.

(c)

The capital and surplus, or the equivalent, required by Subsection (a) must be in the form of:

(1)

United States currency;

(2)

an irrevocable letter of credit, in a form approved by the commissioner and not secured by a guarantee from an affiliate, naming the commissioner as beneficiary for the security of the captive insurance companys policyholders and issued by a bank approved by the commissioner;

(3)

bonds of this state or a county or municipality of this state; or

(4)

bonds or other evidences of indebtedness of the United States, the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by the United States.
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. 1.06, eff. June 15, 2017.
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