The Texas Department of Insurance is responsible for maintaining a list of insurers that have provided satisfactory evidence of eligibility as a surplus lines insurer in the state of Texas. Any questions regarding the eligible surplus lines insurers should be directed to Company Licensing and Registration office, Companylicense@tdi.texas.gov or 512-676-6365.
Surplus lines insurers are not licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance 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.
Insurance coverage written by an eligible surplus lines insurer must be procured by licensed Texas surplus lines agents. It is the responsibility of the licensed Texas surplus lines agent to determine the eligibility and financial solvency of these insurers.