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Proposed and Adopted Rules for 2016

DISCLAIMER: The following proposed and adopted rules are provided as a courtesy by the Texas Department of Insurance. While TDI makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, the official version of proposed and adopted rules are those filed with the Secretary of State, which is the repository of official TDI rules. Those rules can be accessed directly from the Texas Register, Office of Secretary of State. With respect to the following documents, or other documents available from this site or others to which it links, TDI and the State of Texas make no warranty as to their accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness.
Submission of Comments: Written comments on proposed rules must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the date stated in the preamble of each proposed rule.

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Proposed and Adopted Rules for 2016
Subject Section Number Proposal Filed Proposal Published Adoption Filed Adoption Published Effective Date
Chapter 3.  Life, Accident, and Health Insurance and Annuities

Subchapter X.  Preferred and Exclusive Provider Plans

Division 1.  General Requirements
§3.3705 11/23/2016 12/09/2016 04/26/2017 05/12/2017 05/16/2017
Chapter 22.  Privacy

Subchapter A.  Insurance Consumer Financial Information Privacy
§22.9 11/17/2016 12/02/2016 04/20/2017 05/05/2017 05/10/2017
Chapter 3.  Life, Accident, and Health insurance and Annuities

Subchapter RR.  Valuation Manual
§3.9901 and §3.9902 11/02/2016 11/18/2016 12/29/2016 01/13/2017 01/18/2017
Chapter 21.  Trade Practices

Subchapter AA.  Consumer Choice Health Benefit Plans

Division 1.  General Provisions

Division 2.  State-Mandated Health Benefits  REPEAL

Division 3.  Required Notices

Division 4.  Additional Requirements
§§21.3501 - 21.3504 and 21.3506

REPEAL §§21.3510 - 21.3518

§21.3530

§21.3542
10/31/2016 11/11/2016 05/08/2017 05/19/2017 05/30/2017
Chapter 5.  Property and Casualty Insurance

Subchapter H.  Cancellation, Denial, and Nonrenewal of Certain Property and Casualty Insurance Coverage/td>
§5.7015 10/31/2016 11/11/2016 05/08/2017 05/19/2017 05/31/2017
Chapter 7.  Corporate and Financial Regulation

Subchapter J.  Examination Expenses and Assessments
§7.1001 10/31/2016 11/11/2016 12/15/2016 12/30/2016 01/04/2017
Chapter 1.  General Administration

Subchapter C.  Assessment of Maintenance Taxes and Fees
§1.414 10/31/2016 11/11/2016 12/15/2016 12/30/2016 01/04/2017
Chapter 26.  Small Employer Health Insurance Regulations

Subchapter A.  Definitions, Severability, and Small Employer Health [Insurance Portability and Availability Act] Regulations

Subchapter C.  Large Employer Health Insurance Regulations [Portability and Availability Act Regulation]

Subchapter D.  [Health Group] Cooperatives

Division 3.  Health Group Cooperative Election to Treat Members as Separate Employers for Rating Purposes
§§26.3 - 26.16, 26.18 - 26.20, 26.25, and 26.28

REPEAL §§26.1, 26.17, 26.21 - 26.24, 26.26, and 26.27

§§26.301 - 26.310, 26.312 and 26.314

REPEAL §26.311

§§26.400 - 26.403, 26.405 - 26.411, 26.421 - 26.426, 26.431, 26.441, and 26.442

REPEAL §26.404 and §26.413

Form Number 1212
Cert Actuarial

Form Number 1212 Cert Data
10/13/2016 10/28/2016 04/27/2017 05/12/2017 05/17/2017
Chapter 34.  State Fire Marshal

Subchapter C.  Standards and Fees for State Fire Marshal Inspections

Subchapter H.  Fireworks Rules
§34.303 and §34.832 10/12/2016 10/28/2016 01/12/2017 01/27/2017 02/01/2017
Chapter 1.  General Administration

Subchapter E.  Notice of Toll-Free Telephone Numbers and Procedures for Obtaining Information and Filing Complaints
§1.603
Policy Count Exhibit Instructions
Policy Count Exhibit
10/14/2016 10/28/2016 12/02/2016

Policy Count Exhibit Instructions

Policy Count Exhibit
12/16/2016 12/22/2016
Chapter 11.  Health Maintenance Organizations §§11.1 - 11.2612 09/22/2016 10/07/2016 04/05/2017

Comparison of Chapter 11
04/21/2017 08/01/2017
Chapter 5.  Property and Casualty

Subchapter E. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Division 7. Inspections for Windstorm and Hail Insurance

Division 9. Windstorm Building Code Advisory Committee on Specifications and Maintenance
§§5.4601, 5.4603, 5.4604, 5.4608 - 5.4610, 5.4612, 5.4615, 5.4620 - 5.4623, 5.4625 - 5.4626, 5.4640, and 5.4642

 Repeal §§5.4601, 5.4602, 5.4604, and 5.4608

Repeal of 28 TAC §5.4800
09/19/2016 09/30/2016 12/29/2016

01/13/2017 01/18/2017
Chapter 5.  Property and Casualty Insurance

Subchapter E.  Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Division 1.  Plan of Operation and
Division 2.  Reinsurance
§5.4023 and §§5.4029 - 5.4041

REPEAL OF
§5.4016
08/25/2016 09/09/2016 03/08/2017 03/24/2017 03/28/2017
Chapter 21.  Trade Practices

Subchapter PP.  Out-of-Network Claim Dispute Resolution

Division 1.  General Provisions
§§21.5001 - 21.5031 05/12/2016 05/27/2016 10/14/2016 10/2/2016 11/03/2016
Chapter 3. Life, Accident, and Health Insurance and Annuities

Subchapter X.  Preferred and Exclusive Provider Plans

Division 1.  General Requirements
§3.3705 and §3.3708 05/12/2016 05/27/2016 10/14/2016 10/28/2016 11/03/2016
Chapter 21.  Trade Practices

Subchapter M.  Mandatory Benefit Notice Requirements
§§21.2101 - 21.2103 and §§21.2105 - 21.2107 and REPEAL §21.2104 05/02/2016 05/13/2016 10/13/2016 10/28/2016  11/02/2016
Chapter 21.  Trade Practices

Subchapter O.  Notice of Availability of Coverage Under the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool (REPEAL)
§§21.2301 - 21.2306 05/02/2016 05/13/2016 06/30/2016 07/15/2016 07/20/2016
Chapter 3.  Life, Accident, and Health Insurance and Annuities

Subchapter W.  Miscellaneous Rules for Group and Individual Accident and Health Insurance (REPEAL)
§3.3615 05/02/2016 05/13/2016 06/30/2016 07/15/2016 07/20/2016
Chapter 3.  Life, Accident, and Health Insurance and Annuities

Subchapter DD.  Assessment (REPEAL)
§3.4401 05/02/2016 05/13/2016 06/30/2016 07/15/2016 07/20/2016
Chapter 1.  General Administration

Subchapter U.  Enhanced Contracts and Performance Monitoring
§1.2201 04/22/2016 05/06/2016 07/06/2016 07/22/2016 07/26/2016
Chapter 5.  Property and Casualty Insurance

Subchapter E.  Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Division 7.  Inspections for Windstorm and Hail Insurance
§5.4605 04/22/2016 05/06/2016 06/28/2016 07/15/2016 07/18/2016
Chapter 7.  Corporate and Financial Regulation

Subchapter B.  Insurance Holding Company Systems
§7.209 04/12/2016 04/29/2016 06/28/2016 07/15/2016 07/18/2016
Chapter 5.  Property and Casualty

Subchapter O.  Texas Commercial Lines Statistical Plan
§5.9501

Texas Commercial Lines Statistical Plan Clean Version

Texas Commercial Lines Statistical Plan Tracked Changes
03/10/2016 03/25/2016 06/03/2016

Texas Commercial Lines Statistical Plan
06/17/2016 06/23/2016
Chapter 34.  State Fire Marshal
Subchapter C.  Standards and Fees for State Fire Marshal Inspections

Subchapter E.  Fire Extinguisher Rules

Subchapter F.  Fire Alarm Rules

Subchapter G.  Fire Sprinkler Rules

Subchapter H.  Storage and Sale of Fireworks

Subchapter J.  Stovetop Fire Suppression Device Approval (REPEAL)

Subchapter M.  Scheduled Administrative Penalties
§34.302

§§34.510, 34.514, 34.517, 34.521, and 34.524

§§34.609, 34.613, 34.615, 34.615, 34.622 - 34.624, and 34.631

§§34.713, 34.716, 34.721, 34.722, and 34.726

§§34.808, 34.818, 34.823, 34.832, and 34.833

§§34.1001 - 34.1004

§34.1302
03/07/2016 03/18/2016 06/29/2016 07/15/2016 07/19/2016
Chapter 34.  State Fire Marshal

Subchapter B.  Fire Suppression Ratings Oversight
§§34.201 - 34.204 03/07/2016 03/18/2016 05/17/2016 06/03/2016 06/06/2016
Chapter 21.  Trade Practices

Subchapter V.  Pharmacy Benefits

Division 1. General Provisions

Division 2.  Identification Cards

Division 3.  Off-Label Drugs

Division 4.  Prescription Drug Formulary Coverage and Disclosure Requirements
§21.3001
§§21.3002-21.3004
§21.3010 and §21.3011
§§21.3020, 21.3022, 21.3023, [21.3005, and §21.3021], and 21.3030 - 21.3034
01/20/2016 02/05/2016 07/29/2016 08/12/2016 08/18/2016
Chapter 5. Property and Casualty Insurance

Subchapter E. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Division 10 Eligibility and Forms
REPEAL
§5.4906 and §5.4907 01/20/2016 02/05/2016 05/09/2016 05/20/2016 05/26/2016


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