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Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Assisted living facilities | Fraud | Health care provider networks | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Medical bill balance billing | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Property insurance | Texas Mutual Insurance | Texas Windstorm Insurance Association | Windstorm insurance | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 In7
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [87 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine available data on the cost of weather-related property insurance claims and the incidence of litigation of these claims. Study whether these data reveal trends or patterns over time and what the drivers of these trends might be. Identify impacts on the property insurance market and on consumers from claims litigation.
2. Examine the effectiveness of previous legislative efforts to encourage transparency and adequacy of health care networks, and of legislation to protect consumers from the negative impacts of disputes over out-of-network services. Study whether enhancements in transparency or regulation are necessary.
3. Evaluate the statutory penalty calculations under Texas's prompt payment laws regarding health care claims. Include an analysis of whether the proper benchmarks are used to establish penalties commensurate with an improper payment and the effect of the abolition of the Texas Health Insurance Pool on the use of funds collected under the statute.
4. Study the Texas credit for reinsurance statutes and how they affect market capacity, the cost of regulatory compliance, and the prospect of federal preemption of the state's ability to regulate reinsurance. Examine how alternative credit for reinsurance statutes in other jurisdictions function, including in the regulatory and legal systems of those jurisdictions.
5. Monitor the implementation of SB 900 (84R), including the rulemaking process by the Texas Department of Insurance and the adoption of an updated plan of operation by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
6. Examine the effectiveness of residual market programs in the insurance industry in Texas, as well as approaches used in other states.
7. Review the implementation of HB 2929 (83R). Examine the bill's impact and compliance among affected health plans. Examine the costs incurred by the Employees Retirement System, Teacher Retirement System, and any other affected state health plans as a result of the legislation.
8. Review current statutory provisions regarding the prosecution of workers' compensation insurance fraud. Examine ways to maintain or enhance fraud prosecution while ensuring a fair process for all parties involved.
9. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report - Homeowners Insurance and Reinsurance following a natural disaster
Library Catalog Title: Homeowner's insurance and industry reinsurance following a natural disaster in Texas
Subjects: Homeowners insurance | Insurance industry | Natural disasters |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 B963h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 4,749 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine statutory changes needed to maintain affordable and available homeowner’s insurance and industry reinsurance following a natural disaster in Texas. Estimate the potential impact on the Texas insurance market.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Eight-liners | Election fraud | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Entergy Corporation | Gambling | Health care costs | Health insurance | Health maintenance organizations | Insurance industry | Investment of public funds | Legislative intent | Medical research | Medically uninsured | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Privatization | Public retirement systems | Statutory revision | Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation | Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool | Texas Lottery | Tort reform | Voter identification | Voting systems | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 St29a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [308 pages  File size: 43,740 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the factors that impact the transparency and efficiency of the health insurance market. Make recommendation to result in the use of best practices, lower health care costs, and better health outcomes, including the following:
  • Study factors contributing to the increasing cost of health care;
  • Study insurer and health maintenance organization (HMO) use of tiers, ratings, or classifications to differentiate among credentialed physicians already admitted to the insurer or HMO panel of preferred providers or network;
  • Examine methods to remediate incorrect tiering, ratings, or classifications;
  • Examine how physicians are notified of the standards against which they will be compared and whether they are notified of the standards prior to the evaluation period;
  • Improve transparency with respect to the marketing of prescription drugs; and
  • Study the use of certain nonprofit health corporations - approved under Chapter 162, Occupations Code, in Texas. Examine whether such entities operate on a statewide scale or on a limited scale, whether such entities adhere to the formalities required of corporations, whether the operation of such entities are influenced by owners or members who are not licensed to practice medicine, and whether such entities have ever been decertified or investigated for failure to maintain compliance with Texas law or regulations.
2. Study and make recommendations for reducing the number of uninsured Texans, focusing on the following:
  • Options to increase access to private health insurance, including 3 Share programs, employer sponsored plans and portable, individual insurance;
  • Incentives for encouraging counties and local governments to participate in private health insurance cost sharing for their respective residents;
  • Options to reduce health care premiums, including creation of special plans with increased deductibles and catastrophic coverage;
  • Implementation and possible expansion of health services districts;
  • Other state programs for increasing market-based coverage of the uninsured, including costs and effectiveness;
  • Options that will increase consumer choice and personal responsibility; and
  • Analysis of state and federal regulations that contribute to higher premium costs.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool, including the current eligibility for coverage requirements, the economic profiles of participants and former participants, the affordability of the insurance products’ premiums and deductibles, and the public's awareness of the Pool.
4. Study the issue of security and accuracy in Texas elections. The study should include the benefits and risks of electronic voting technology, including the necessity of maintaining a paper record of each electronic vote. The study should also include an analysis of fraud in Texas elections, including prosecution rates for voter fraud, the processes for purging ineligible voters from voter lists, and the integrity of the mail-in and provisional ballot systems. Study the effectiveness of electronic voting technology and voter ID laws in other states. Monitor the implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, including the implementation of the Texas Election Administration Management system. Recommend statutory and regulatory changes designed to ensure that only eligible voters are allowed to vote in Texas elections and that each vote is accurately counted.
5. Review and make recommendations for requiring insurance coverage of routine medical care for patients with a life-threatening disease or condition who have elected to participate in a clinical trial.
6. Study the economic impact of recent civil justice reform legislation in Texas.
7. Study whether Texas should adopt the Restatement 2nd of Torts Sec. 674 (Wrongful use of Civil Proceedings) and whether a person should be allowed to recover court and attorneys fees when he has been forced to defend a lawsuit filed without probable cause or for intimidation purposes.
8. Monitor the Texas workers' compensation system, and the continued implementation of the reforms of HB 7, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, by the Texas Department of Insurance and other state agencies. Specifically evaluate the recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court in Entergy v. Summers in terms of its impact and the impact of previous legislation on the workers' compensation system.
9. Study and make recommendations to reduce illegal gambling in Texas, including, but not limited to, the illegal use of Eight-Liners.
10. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of phasing in a defined-contribution pension for future employees versus the existing defined-benefit pension plan. Study options for transition or implementation issues and how the phase-in could be structured. Evaluate the possibility of requiring the state employee contribution rate to meet the annually required contribution for the statewide retirement funds each biennium in order to prevent unfunded liabilities.
11. Study the relationship between the public mental health system and the criminal justice and civil courts systems, including the identification and sharing of information regarding mentally ill offenders, including minors, among criminal justice and mental health agencies, the courts, state hospitals, and the Veterans Administration. Study how current confidentiality laws impact the exchange of information among groups described above. Study the sentencing of mentally ill offenders compared to non-mentally ill offenders, including minors, and the affect that has on statewide prison capacity and on the quality of health care provided to mentally ill offenders. (Joint charge with Senate Criminal Justice Committee)
12. Review and evaluate appropriate state regulation of a private operator of the state lottery should the state receive bids for a lease of the lottery that merit strong consideration. Provide recommendations for ensuring the security and integrity of the lottery and for adequate consumer protections. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
13. Study the feasibility and the advisability of establishing an investment policy that is consistent across all state trust funds, including the trust funds of the Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement System, the Permanent University Fund, and the Permanent School Fund. Identify best investment policies for state trust funds. Examine recent portfolio diversification strategies and the effect they have on long-term fund performance. The recommendations should consider what is an acceptable rate of return, an acceptable degree of risk, the appropriateness of certain investments. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
14. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the State Affairs Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. In particular, monitor and report on the effect of HB 2365, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, which allows public entities to report "other post employment benefits" (OPEBs) on a statutory modified accrual basis, including any effect on auditor opinions, bond ratings, or other fiscal issues. Monitor the implementation of SB 1731, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to transparency of health information, and SB 1846, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to TRS.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 | Insurance industry | Managed care | Physicians |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 in7
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [26 pages  File size: 841 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the federal "financial services modernization" act (HR 10) to identify necessary changes to state laws and regulations governing insurance and financial institutions. This review is to be conducted jointly with the House Committee on Financial Institutions.
2. Examine public policy issues associated with mandatory "hospitalist" programs in managed care.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report - Impact of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
Library Catalog Title: Financial services modernization for Texas : impact of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999: a joint study.
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49hf
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View document [165 pages  File size: 9,077 kb]
Committee: Joint Mandated Health Benefits
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Interim Committee on Mandated Health BenefitsTexas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Health care | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Medically uninsured | State mandates |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h348b
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [109 pages  File size: 5,185 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. HB 1919, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, charged the Committee to study and make recommendations on the following: the effect of mandated benefits on the cost and accessibility of health benefit coverages
2. the effect of mandated benefits on improving and maintaining the health of Texans
3. the number and percentage of residents making claims for the mandated benefits
4. the impact and feasibility of eliminating, revising, or providing alternatives to mandated benefits.
Committee: Senate Economic Development, Interim
Title: Interim report - Telecommunications and insurance
Library Catalog Title: Report on telecommunications and insurance.
Subjects: Homeowners insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Liability | Long distance telephone service | Managed care | Open records requests and decisions | Patients' rights | Public Information Act, Texas | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Public Utility Regulatory Act | Racial discrimination | Telecommunications infrastructure | Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund | Telephone deregulation | Telephone service |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ec74t
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [308 pages  File size: 12,707 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effect of property insurance form deregulation, as addressed in SB 1499, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, on the affordability and availability of homeowners insurance.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 386, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding managed care liability, including the development of the rules and standards governing the certification, selection, and operation of independent review organizations.
3. Study and assess the effectiveness of HB 2128, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1995 regular session, including but not limited to: the deployment of an advanced telecommunications infrastructure in Texas; the development of competition in the local telecommunications market in Texas; and the use of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund in improving the capabilities of Texas schools, libraries and public hospitals. In its evaluation, the Committee should identify any remaining barriers to the development of full competition in the telecommunications market in Texas and make recommendations, if necessary, for any legislative or regulatory action.
4. Review the process used by the Texas Department of Insurance and the Attorney General in making determinations regarding public disclosure of insurance data and, if necessary, make recommendations to streamline and standardize the process.
5. Review and make recommendations, if needed, to clarify what insurance market-related data should be in the public domain and what information should be considered proprietary data to preserve competition. This review should consider both statistical data and underwriting guidelines.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Banks and banking | Health insurance | Homeowners insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance rates | Insurance, Texas Department of | Prompt payment of insurance claims | State mandates |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 IN7
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [104 pages  File size: 3,310 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study the incremental costs of health insurance benefits mandated by the legislature. Explore ways for the legislature to obtain accurate information on the costs of mandates proposed by legislation. Evaluate the effects, if any, of currently mandated benefits on premium costs, the market, and access to coverage.
3. Review issues related to insurance company claims handling and the laws relating to failure to handle claims in good faith.
4. Conduct a review of the various lines of insurance and the extent to which the lines are regulated as to (1) premium rates, (2) policy forms, (3) financial integrity, (4) market conduct, and (5) other factors determined by the committee.
5. Monitor federal banking reform initiatives to see that state interests in the regulation of financial institutions and insurance companies are protected. (Joint with the House Committee on Financial Institutions)
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Redlining | State agency mandated reports |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 in7h
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,299 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the existence and extent of discrimination by personal lines insurers in Texas, specifically including the practice know as "redlining"; examine the laws, rules and remedies relating to discrimination; and make recommendation as appropriate.
2. Examine the data collection activities of the Texas Department of Insurance and the industy advisory and statistical organizations, as prescribed by HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session. Make recommendations concerning the extension, alteration or elimination of the parallel activities authorized by HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Review remedies available to third-party claimants under insurance policies when the insurer does not act in good faith on a claim.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
Committee: Joint Qualified Providers, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Interim Committee on Qualified Providers: report to the 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Health care providers | Health insurance | Health maintenance organizations | Insurance industry | Managed care |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 qu25
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [76 pages  File size: 2,557 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Pursuant to HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, the committee should study the impact of requiring a health insurance policy or health maintenance plan to allow any qualified provider who is a physician, physician's assistant, advanced nurse practitioner, or any class of provider enumerated in Articles 21.52 and 21.52B, Insurance Code, to participate as a contracting provider for such a policy or plan.
Committee: Joint Rate and Policy Form Regulation, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Select Committee on Rate and Policy Form Regulation to the 74th Texas Legislature : pursuant to House Bill 1461 of the 73rd Legislature, article 1.50, Texas Insurance Code.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Homeowners insurance | Insurance deregulation | Insurance industry | Insurance rates | Insurance regulation benchmark system | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 in7
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [386 pages  File size: 21,862 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall study insurance rate and policy form regulation in this state. The committee shall assess: (1) the effects of changes made by the 72nd Legislature in insurance regulation to identify whether the purpose of the department should be further changed from insurance rate and policy form regulation and directed to: (A) regulation of the financial conditions of companies and market conduct; and (B) provision of consumer services; (2) the degree of competition in the insurance industry in this state; and (3) the availability of motor vehicle insurance, the number of uninsured drivers, and the number of drivers insured through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association, on a geographic area basis, to assess if certain geographic areas of the state are underserved.
2. The committee shall appoint an independent consulting firm to evaluate the activities of advisory organizations in this state, including their impact on competition in the insurance market, their use by insurers, and their impact on availability and affordability of coverage, and any other matters relevant to determining their continued authorization. The committee shall include in its report to the legislature a recommendation for the future role of the advisory organizations in this state.
3. The committee shall appoint an independent consulting firm to evaluate the costs and benefits of each of the systems and include in its report to the legislature a recommendation for future data collection consistent with its recommendations on rates.
Committee: Senate Economic Development, Interim
Title: Interim report - Insurance reform legislation
Library Catalog Title: Interim report on the implementation of insurance reform legislation, 72nd Legislature / Senate Interim Committee on Economic Development.
Subjects: Insurance deregulation | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 in8
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [253 pages  File size: 10,510 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall monitor the implementation of insurance reform as enacted by HB 2, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 62, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Age discrimination | Americans with Disabilities Act | Automobile insurance | Credit insurance | Dentists | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Medically uninsured | Office of Public Interest Counsel | Senior citizens | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association | Uninsured motorists | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 in7
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,598 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 18. A. Monitor and oversee documentation of salary increases. B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
2. Monitor and coordinate with the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to accessible and affordable health care insurance.
3. Study no-fault auto insurance.
4. Study the impact on current Texas insurance policies of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
5. Study supervision, conservation, and liquidation of insurers.
6. Study cancellation of personal auto insurance of the elderly.
7. Study modifications of rate regulation in Texas concerning auto and fire allied lines.
8. Study establishment and regulation of dental referral plans.
9. Study credit life and credit accident and health regulation.
10. Review the operation of the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association *
Committee: Joint State Guaranty Funds, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Seventy-second Legislature / by the Joint Select Committee on State Guaranty Funds.
Subjects: Bankruptcy | Insurance industry | Tax credits |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 g931
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 2,854 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the costs and benefits of the premium tax credit allowed for guaranty fund assessments under Article 9.48, Insurance Code (Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Act), Article21.28-C, Insurance Code (Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Act), and Article 21.28-D, Insurance Code (Life, Accident, Health and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association Act). The study should include, but shall not be limited to, a review the benefits to Texas policyholders, the benefits to the insurance industry, the cost of the tax credit to Texas taxpayers, the impact on the insurance industry of repealing the tax credit, the impact on Texas policyholders of repealing the tax credit, and alternatives to the tax credit.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint State Guaranty Funds, Select
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 101 kb]
Committee: Joint Premium Tax Task Force
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Texas Legislature / Joint Task Force on Premium Tax.
Subjects: Business taxes | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 p916
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 1,798 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To study and evaluate Article 4.11 of the Texas Insurance Code and its effects upon the taxation of foreign and domestic life, accident and health insurance companies, to identify inequities, if any, in the taxation of such companies, to further identify inequities in Article 21.46, Texas Insurance Code, with respect to retaliatory taxes, to make recommendations to the legislature for the elimination of any such inequities in order to produce tax equality consistent with applicable decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and to make such other recommendations to the legislature as the task force shall consider appropriate.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Premium Tax Task Force
Title: Background information
Library Catalog Title: [Background material submitted to the Joint Task Force on Premium Tax.].
Library Call Number: L1836.69 p916b
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Committee: Joint Premium Tax Task Force
Title: SCR 181, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: SCR 181
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 198 kb]
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Consumer protection | Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act | Fire prevention | Firefighters | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance rates | Property insurance | Rural issues | State buildings | State mandates | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association | Tropical storms |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in7
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [255 pages  File size: 7,620 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 16.
2. To monitor the study being conducted by the State Board of insurance pursuant to HCR 213, 68th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of property/casualty rate making and policy form implementation.
3. To study mandated coverages in the health insurance field and recommend a coherent policy of state mandated coverages. Examine effects of mandated coverages on rates and premiums as well as the impact of utilization and adverse selection when coverages are mandated.
4. To study advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods of marketing and underwriting uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage currently found in other states and their possible application in Texas, including proposals by which underinsured motorists coverage could be offered without the requirement that benefits be reduced by the amount of the other party's liability coverage.
5. To study the fire record credit system as it currently affects the costs of every fire and commercial multiperil insurance policy in this state; to determine whether the provision of debits or credits based on fire loss experience has had its desired effect of enhancing fire prevention and protection; and to determine whether these desired goals could be achieved in a more equitable or less administratively burdensome manner.
6. To conduct a study to determine if current Texas law regulating unfair and deceptive trade practices in the business of insurance achieves its desired goals of enhancing consumer protection and full disclosure of insurance information without unfairly punishing persons involved in the business of insurance for innocent acts, and to conduct a survey of other state laws to ascertain the advantages and disadvantages of other states' attempts to provide fair and effective consumer protection in the business of insurance.
7. To study advantages and disadvantages of support for volunteer fire departments through a surcharge on insurance premiums in rural areas.
8. To study advantages and disadvantages of a state self-insurance program to provide funds to replace state property and buildings in case of fire or other disasters.
9. To study the impact of Hurricane Alicia on the insurance industry in Texas. Consider the issues of solvency, prices, and availability of windstorm insurance in the storm area. Also study the effectiveness of operation of the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Consumer protection | Fire prevention | Health insurance | Insurance agents | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 in7
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [172 pages  File size: 59,063 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the costs and effectiveness of the compulsory auto liability law passed during the regular session as HB 197, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Study the need for and feasibility of the establishment of fire protection standards on a statewide basis, including the development of a statewide fire code.
3. Study the need for and the feasibility of additional methods by which citizens of this state may meet the requirement of financial responsibility, including self-insurance, bonding, dedicated savings accounts, and other alternatives.
4. Study the need for raising the limits on financial responsibility from the current 5, 10 and 20 basis to new increased limits.
5. Study the uses of temporary licenses for insurance agents to determine whether there is a continued need for the use of such licenses.
6. Study the handling of claims by insurance companies to determine whether the public is being treated fairly in the adjustment and payment of claims, including recommendations for legislation, if necessary.
7. Study the effects of optional coverage for part-time faculty members of junior and community colleges under the uniform group insurance program for college and university employees.
8. Study the effectiveness of the assigned risk plan for motor vehicle insurance to determine if the plan is working as effectively as possible, and specifically whether a "pool" arrangement would better provide for the needs of the public in Texas, and whether the plan should be expanded to allow for more than minimum limits of coverage, and expanded to additional types of risks.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Consumer protection | Discrimination | Insurance industry | Insurance rates | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Life insurance | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 in7
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [205 pages  File size: 7,070 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study insurance rate-making procedures, focusing on discrimination in rating based on age, sex or physical handicap.
2. Focus on reporting by insurance companies to the State Board of Insurance of statistical information, income and loss experience.
3. Study the insurance rate-making procedures focusing on the current procedures followed and considered by the State Board of Insurance to determine if a more effective plan could be developed in Texas.
4. Study the operations and effects on statewide rates of the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association.
5. Study the procedures and effectiveness of consumer complaints to the State Board of Insurance, including the methods and processes used to handle, monitor and follow up complaints from policy owners and consumers.
6. Determine whether a need exists to increase the maximum limit of the value of group term life insurance policies.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty Sixth Legislative session / the Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Health care | Health insurance | Health maintenance organizations | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Teacher health insurance |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 in7
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [132 pages  File size: 5,870 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the assigned risk plan with its effects on insurance rates and availability as well as other impact it may have, including research and recommendations on special rating categories.
2. A study of health insurance, to include health insurance at the state level, mandatory health insurance, minimum standards for health insurance policies, conversion of policies, standard provisions, and group insurance for public school employees.
3. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Board of Insurance
4. A study of the current definition of Texas securities as they affect insurance companies in the state; include the drafting of such a definition to regulate investments in securities by insurance companies more effectively; and make recommendations to achieve a more equitable method of premium taxation on insurance companies doing business in the state of Texas.
5. A study of the services an insurance administrator performs, the methodology of regulating this growing profession, and the degree of necessity thereof, and a further study of the licensing and education requirements for insurance agents in general.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final Report of the Committee on Insurance, 63rd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Insurance industry | State employee benefits |
Library Call Number: L1836,63 in7
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the impact of the prior approval insurance rate deviation system on the Texas automobile insurance market and on consumers. *
2. Study the adequacy of the laws intended to prevent the delinquency or insolvency of insurance companies. Identify problems with current laws and recommend improvements to better protect policy holders. *
3. Evaluate health insurance benefits offered to state employees. Study proposals to create a uniform system of group insurance for state employees. *
4. Study no-fault automobile insurance policies. *
Committee: Senate Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 62nd Legislature / by the Interim Senate Insurance Study Committee as authorized by S.R. 834, 61st Legislature, 1969.
Subjects: Health care costs | Health insurance | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 in7
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the facts surrounding the practices of health, accident, and hospitalization insurance companies in dealings with policyholders and the general public in order to determine whether legislation might be needed to protect the public as well as the insurance industry in general.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House interim Insurance Committee.
Subjects: Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 in7h
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Determine if there is action the Legislature can and should take to make certain the availability of a stable insurance market to the people of Texas. *
Committee: Senate Insurance Holding Company and Mortgage Loan
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 62nd Legislature, state of Texas / by the Insurance Holding Company and Mortgage Loan Committee.
Subjects: Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 in7cr
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Legislation has been presented to the 61st Session of the Texas Legislature relative to amending Article 3.67 of the Insurance Code to include among those prohibited from pecuniarily profiting from insurance companies' loans, sales and purchases those owning ten (10%) percent of any equity security of such insurance companies or officers or directors who are interested in other corporations which also profit. Legislation was also introduced with a view to prohibiting mortgage lenders from requiring an equity interest in mortgaged property as a condition of making a loan under certain circumstances. Legislation was also introduced to permit the organization of insurance company holding companies in Texas as well as holding companies in connection with other financial institutions. None of such legislation passed both Houses of the Legislature and it is desired that a special committee of the Senate of the State of Texas be appointed to investigate the merits of such legislation.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Insurance Holding Company and Mortgage Loan
Title: Transcript and exhibits, May 7, 1970 (Testimony, Dr. Charles Moeller, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Statement on the Economic and Capital Market Effects Concerning Practices of Mortgage Lenders Requiring Equity Interests in Mortgage Properties; John Terrell, Texas Association of Homebuilders)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 IN7CM
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Investigation, Hospital, Health and Accident Insurance
Title: Interim Report - 1968
Library Catalog Title: [Report] / Senate Insurance Investigation Committee, Hospital, Health, and Accident Insurance.
Subjects: Health insurance | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 in7 1968
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make inquiries into the affairs and activities of any or all insurance companies selling, or offering to sell, health, accident or hospitalization insurance within this State.
Committee: Senate Insurance Investigation, Hospital, Health and Accident Insurance
Title: Interim Report - 1969
Library Catalog Title: [Report] / Senate Insurance Investigation Committee, Hospital, Health, and Accident Insurance.
Subjects: Health insurance | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 in7 1969
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make inquiries into the affairs and activities of any or all insurance companies selling, or offering to sell, health, accident or hospitalization insurance within this State.
Committee: Senate General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the fifty-sixth Legislature pursuant to Senate Resolution no. 347
Subjects: Bribery | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Insurance Commissioner | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Tax administration |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SG
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall continue the inquiries heretofore begun by the committee heretofore authorized and appointed, relative to law violations and the administration of all state laws and any of the matters pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State government, and the expenditure of taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into any other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities in any way affect the financial or other welfare of the government and the citizens of Texas. Said committee shall make a study of any other governmental activity, and shall have authority to investigate and inquire into any such matters.
2. Summarize the facts and evidence obtained in the Committee's investigation of transactions between the Estate Life Insurance Company of Amarillo and the Physicians Life Insurance Company Receivership, represented by the State Liquidator-Receiver, State Board of Insurance; the acceptance of a "gift" from the President of Estate Life by and Insurance Department employee representing the Liquidator; and the misappropriation of Receivership property by that employee. *
3. Investigate the affairs, operation and collapse of the ICT Insurance Company. *
4. Determine the validity of allegations that the Texas Insurance Department had failed to take action on an examination report which contained evidence of irregular conduct by certain officials of the Preferred Life Insurance Company. *
5. Make a detailed inquiry into the status and operational procedures of the State Liquidator-Receiver and the Liquidation Division, State Board of Insurance. *
6. Investigate allegations that the State Comptroller of Public Accounts was losing tax revenue due to lack of enforcement of tax laws, inefficient operations, violations of statutes, and ineffective tax laws. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate General Investigating
Title: ICT investigation exhibits.
Library Catalog Title: ICT investigation exhibits.
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Committee: House Insurance (I. C. T. Insurance Company), Investigation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Investigating Committee appointed pursuant to H.S.R. 165 of the Fifty-fifth Legislature
Subjects: Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 In8hi/H.J. of Tex., 55th Leg. R.S. 1257 (1957)
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate all the facts relating to the present condition of the ICT Insurance Company, and any associated company, and also to determine all factors which brought about the current situation.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Insurance (I. C. T. Insurance Company), Investigation, Special
Title: Testimony of Pierce P. Brooks, March 11, 1957 (transcript).
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8HT 3/11/57
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of ICT Insurance Company failure and related matters
Subjects: Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 In8sir
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate in any manner deemed advisable by said Committee, the affairs, acts and relationships or status of the Insurance Company of Texas, its directors, officers, employees, agents, stockholders and any other company association or person in any manner connected with and which may be relevant to a thorough investigation of the affairs of said company, such investigation shall further include any other matter which may have a bearing upon the suspicious activities of insurance companies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 1, Exhibits 1-2
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 1
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 10, Exhibits 57-64
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 10
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 11, Exhibits 65-74
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 11
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 12, Exhibits 75-87
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 12
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 13, Exhibits 88-100
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 13
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 3, Exhibits 5-6
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 3
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 5, Exhibits 10-10A
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 5
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 6, Exhibits 11-21
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 6
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 7, Exhibits 23-40
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 7
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 8, Exhibit 41
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 8
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Senate Insurance Company of Texas, Investigation, Special
Title: ICT Investigation V. 9, Exhibits 42-56
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.55 IN8SIE V. 9
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
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Committee: Joint Insurance Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report]
Subjects: Insurance industry | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 52nd Leg. R.S. 435 (1951)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the statutes of this State affecting the business of insurance, and to recommend an arrangement of the statutes in appropriate chapters and articles under a single code or title, so that the whole, as far as is practicable, shall be clear, concise, adequate and consistent; that in preparation of recommendations the committee shall seek out and remove the present overlapping and inconsistent provisions; that it shall compare the insurance codes recently enacted in other states and adopt their more desirable features; that it shall supplement and add to the articles which the committee now considers inadequate for the protection of the public and efficient administration and supervision of the insurers; and make such editorial changes in context as is necessary in its opinion to accomplish the purposes of its study.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Insurance Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Materials
Library Call Number: I1100.4 C648 1950
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Insurance Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Memorandum
Library Call Number: L1836.50 IN7
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Senate Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report of committee to investigate application of the fee system in Texas]
Subjects: Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Jurisdiction (Legal) | Life insurance | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Property insurance | Texas State Capitol | Travis County |
Library Call Number: L1836.44 F32/S.J. of Tex. (Supp.), 45th Leg., R.S. 1 (1937)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Continue the inquiries heretofore begun relative to the application of the fee system in Texas, and relative to the operation of the apportionment of the available school fund, and to inquire into tax delinquencies and collections and any and all other matters pertaining to or affecting the revenue of the State government and the expenditures of said taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities affect the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Investigating
Title: Fee System Testimony of Mr. R.L. Wheelock before the Senate Investigating Committee (transcript)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes.
Library Call Number: L1803.9 IN86 44T
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
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Committee: Senate Investigate Charges Against J.E. Hollingsworth, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics, and History
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Insurance Commissioner | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Life insurance |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 22nd Leg., 1st C.S. 196 (1892)
Session: 22nd R.S. (1891)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges set out in the memorial of A.R. Roberts in reference to J.E. Hollingsworth, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics, and History *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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