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Domestic Companies

The Company Licensing and Registration office is responsible for incorporating and licensing Texas domestic insurers. This page has been created as a resource for Texas domestic insurance companies, not including HMOs. For more information regarding HMOs, please visit our HMO page.

Lists of companies licensed by the Company Licensing and Registration office are available to download from the, "Companies Regulated by TDI" webpage.

Transactions

Resources

Add/Delete Lines of Business

Add Variable Annuity

  • TDI form FIN338 (Checklist for Adding Variable Annuity Authority), can be obtained by calling 512-676-6365.
  • NAIC UCAA, Form 3 (Expansion Application, Lines of Business)
  • NAIC UCAA, Form 8 C (Questionnaire for Adding or Deleting Lines of Business from Certificate of Authority)

Add Variable Life

  • TDI form FIN339 (Checklist for Adding Variable Life Authority), can be obtained by calling 512-676-6365.
  • NAIC UCAA, Form 3 (Expansion Application, Lines of Business)
  • NAIC UCAA, Form 8 C (Questionnaire for Adding or Deleting Lines of Business from Certificate of Authority)

Attorney-for-Service

Also known as Consent for Service of Process. This is only required for domestic insurers moving books and records out of state or proposing to redomesticate out of state.

By-Laws

File amended By-Laws with the Company Licensing and Registration Office when changes occur to By-laws for the domestic companies listed below. Include the full text of the By-Laws (including amendments), certified by the corporate secretary. No fees are required, except for Health Maintenance Organizations.

  • County Mutuals
  • Fraternal Benefit Societies
  • Health Maintenance Organizations ($50 Fee)
  • Joint Underwriting Associations
  • Local Mutual Aid Companies
  • Local Mutual Burial Companies
  • Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements
  • Workers’ Compensation Self Insurance Groups

Capital/Shares Certificate

Requires filing of Board of Director's resolution setting forth the total number of shares issued and total consideration received for those shares. Submit the resolution no later than 90 days after the date of the issuance of shares. This does not require a charter amendment filing or fee.

Company Amendments 

Amended/Restated Articles

Name Changes

Home Office Changes

Changes to authorized shares and/or par value
For internally funded capital increases/decreases of authorized shares; changes in Par Value, submit the following:
  • Cover letter explaining transaction
  • TDI form FIN332 (Capital changes form)
  • Amended or restated articles
  • Board and shareholders resolution passing amendment

For externally funded capital increases/decreases of authorized shares; changes in Par Value, submit the following:

  • Cover letter explaining transaction
  • TDI form FIN332 (Capital changes form)
  • Amended or restated articles
  • Board and shareholders resolution passing amendment
  • Bank affidavit - an amendment to increase the capital must be accompanied by an affidavit, with the notarized signature of a bank officer where the funds are on deposit, as well as a copy of the deposit slip or certificate of deposit, stating:
    • That the funds on deposit in the bank are the bona fide, unconditional and unencumbered property of the company insofar as the bank is concerned; and
    • That the bank has no knowledge of any claim against such funds by any person or organization other than the insurance company.

Incorporation and Licensing of Texas Domestic Insurers

Merger Involving at Least One Texas Insurer

Officers and Directors

Domestic insurers are required to submit Biographical Affidavits and fingerprint receipts for all directors and only the following officers: CEO, President, Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer, CFO/Controller, COO and Medical Director (if applicable). We DO NOT require biographical affidavits for Vice Presidents or Assistant-officers. Documentation must be submitted with Admissions application, and when changes occur.

Disciplinary Actions Taken in Other States

When a company's license is suspended or revoked by another regulatory authority, submit notification to the Company Licensing and Registration Office.

See Texas Insurance Code Sec 81.003(b) which requires delivery of a copy of any applicable order or judgment to the commissioner not later than the 30th day. Submit a copy of the action, executed by regulatory authority and company.

Redomestication from Another State to Texas

Resume Writing Lines

  • TDI form FIN350 (Checklist for companies re-entering the Texas insurance market, subsequent to an orderly withdrawal)

Total and Partial Assumption Reinsurance Agreements

  • TDI form FIN345 (Checklist for Total and Partial Assumption Reinsurance Agreements involving at least one Texas Domestic Insurance Company)
  • TDI form LAH302 (Form Filing Checklist) for insurers who write accident and health coverage in Texas.

Voluntary Dissolution

Withdrawal Guidelines

Send Filing to the Company Licensing and Registration Office

Send your filing to Company Licensing and Registration via email at CLRFilings@tdi.texas.gov. Please call us at (512) 676-6365 if you have any questions about your filings.

Request Certificates of Compliance

Request Certificates of Compliance by submitting TDI form FIN321 to CLRRequests@tdi.texas.gov.

Other Transactions for Texas Domestic Insurers Handled by TDI's Financial Analysis Section

The following transactions are handled by the Financial Analysis Section. Direct all inquiries and submit filings to FATransactions@tdi.texas.gov. Failure to do so will result in delays.

  • Moving Books and Records out of Texas (TIC 804.102)
  • Form A (acquisitions)
  • Form B (registration statement)
  • Form C (summary of material changes to registration statement)
  • Form D (prior notice of a transaction)
  • Form E (notice of ordinary and extraordinary dividends and other distributions)
  • Form F (enterprise risk report)

You may wish to refer to the Holding Company web page.

For more information, contact: CompanyLicense@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 10/4/2022