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Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0016-15

July 21, 2015

To:   All Property and Casualty Insurance Companies, Corporations, Exchanges, Mutuals, County Mutuals, Reciprocals, Associations, and Lloyd’s Plan Insurers Writing Property and Casualty Insurance in the State of Texas, Their Agents and Representatives, and the General Public

Re:   New Filing Requirements for Insurers Providing Coverage through a Purchasing Group

This bulletin highlights new requirements for rate and form filings for authorized insurers providing coverage through a purchasing group.

For policies effective on and after September 1, 2015, insurers that provide coverage to members through a purchasing group must comply with the

  • form, endorsement, and manual rule filing requirements in Division 5, 28 TAC §§5.9320 – 5.9322, and
  • rate and rate manual filing requirements in Division 6, 28 TAC §§5.9330 – 5.9337.

Insurers must file currently used forms and rates—if not already filed—and must file any subsequent changes.

For rates with new and renewal business effective dates before September 1, 2015, insurers may submit purchasing group rate filings using the filing requirements under 28 TAC §5.9334(g).  For rates with new or renewal business effective dates on and after September 1, 2015, insurers must comply with the general rate filing requirements under 28 TAC §5.9334.

You may access the Filings Made Easy Guide for guidance on form and rate filings at

Please submit these filings using SERFF.  If you do not have access to SERFF, please mail or deliver them to the address below.

Mail to:                                                                   Deliver to:
Texas Department of Insurance                              Texas Department of Insurance
Property and Casualty Filings Intake                       Property and Casualty Filings Intake
Mail Code 104-3B                                                   Tower 1, Room 103
P.O. Box 149104                                                     333 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX  78714-9104                                           Austin, TX  78701

If you have questions about this bulletin with respect to rate filings, please contact J’ne Byckovski in the Property and Casualty Actuarial Office, by telephone at 512-676-6700 or by email at j'

If you have questions about this bulletin with respect to form filings, please contact Mark Worman in the Personal and Commercial Lines Office, by telephone at 512-676-6710 or by email at

J’ne Byckovski, Chief Actuary
Property and Casualty Actuarial Office
Texas Department of Insurance

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Last updated: 3/21/2023