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Surplus Lines, Purchasing Groups, Accredited and Trusteed Reinsurers, Risk Retention Groups, and Life Settlements

Surplus Lines and Syndicates Disclaimer: The Texas Department of Insurance does not license the insurers on this list, nor does the Department have the duty or responsibility to monitor their financial condition. Further, these insurers are not members of the Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association created under Chapter 462 of the Texas Insurance Code.

For assistance with topics contained on this page, email inquiries to Staff can also be reached at 512-676-6395.

Certification for Accredited & Trusteed Reinsurer


Eligibility for Surplus Lines


  • Foreign (U.S.) Insurers Filing Requirements and Checklist (fin422foreignsl.pdf)
  • Alien Insurers Filing Requirements and Checklist (fin423alienslrq.pdf)
  • Surplus Lines Company Business Plan Outline (fin424surpbuspl.pdf)

Registration for Purchasing Group


  • Form PG1 Notification to the Commissioner of Insurance for Registration as a Purchasing Group (fin414pgregistr.pdf)
    Includes: Instructions for Purchasing Group Registration
  • Form PG1R Renew/Amendment of Purchasing Group Registration (fin417rnwlamdpg.pdf)
    Includes: Instructions for Renewal/Amendment of Registration
  • Form PG3 Annual Agent Report for Risk Retention and Purchasing Groups (fin415annlagent.pdf)
    Includes: Instructions for Annual Agent Reporting
  • Form RRG/PGC1 Appointment of Commissioner as Agent (fin416commappt.pdf)

Registration for Risk Retention Group



Life Settlements


  • Form FIN430
    License Application for a Life Settlement Provider or Broker.
  • Form FIN431
    Application for renewal of a broker or provider license or change of information. DO NOT submit this form to meet the statutory requirements of §1111A.026, which requires everyone to file a new application within 30 days after the administrative rule becomes effective. All licensees must re-register under the new legislation using forms adopted by rule, forms FIN430 or FIN432.
  • Form FIN432
    Life agent notification to act as a life settlement broker is required for applicants who have held a resident Texas life and health license for at least one year. This form also applies to agents who hold a non-resident Texas life and health license and have held a life and health license in their domiciliary state for at least one year. This application is only for those wishing to act as a sole proprietor.
  • Form FIN434
    Biographical affidavit for Life Settlement Providers or Brokers. Must be completed for all individuals specified in the instructions of forms FIN430 and FIN431, as adopted by rule.

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Last updated: 2/26/2018