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Third Party Administrators (TPA)


Resident and nonresident entities seeking to do business in Texas may be required to register with the Texas Secretary of State. Contact the Texas Secretary of State to confirm.

Apply online at Review the Resident TPA or Non-Resident TPA tutorial and make sure you have all attachments ready prior to starting the process. 

To submit deficiencies to your application review Tutorial for attaching a deficiency to TPA application.

Insurers or HMOs that are currently licensed in Texas that wish to register as a TPA should complete Notification that an Insurer or HMO will be acting as an Administrator - FIN482 and send to 

Exemption under TIC Section 4151.002

As a state regulatory agency, TDI cannot provide legal advice, acknowledge, or make a determination as to whether or not an entity is exempt from TPA licensing requirements.

License Duration

TPA licenses do not expire. The June 30th "renewal" date is used to trigger the Sircon system to accept the annual report. This also allows us to determine which TPA's are not in compliance.  The electronic receipt you receive is your proof or evidence of filing.  Nothing else will be sent to you. The expiration date will update once TDI has processed the annual report filing.

If your TPA license is no longer needed, submit a Surrender of Third Party Administrator Certificate of Authority - FIN497 to

Annual Reports

March 1 - Report to Texas Comptroller

Administrators must file a Texas Annual Insurance Maintenance, Assessment and Retaliatory Report with the Texas Comptroller on or before March 1. Summary of Maintenance Tax and Assessment Rates

June 30 - Annual Report to TDI - (HMOS SEE BELOW)

The renewal function will not be available until April 1st

TPAs must file an annual report on or before June 30. Use the renewal function at to submit the TPA annual report and pay the $200.00 filing fee. Be sure to use the new license number and have all attachments ready prior to starting the process. 

Review the Tutorial for submitting TPA annual report.

If you need to add an additional document or deficiency refer to Tutorial for attaching a deficiency to TPA renewal


Common TPA Transaction Forms

TPA Change of Address and/or Contact - FIN498

TPA Name Change - FIN499

TPA Change of Control - FIN502 - along with a detailed letter explaining the proposed transaction, and proposed pre-acquisition and post-acquisition organizational charts.

Copy of TPA License

Need a copy of the current certificate of authority (license)? Send an email to If you need a certified copy of the certificate of authority send your check for $11.00 along with TDI Form FIN321 to the address on the form.

Printing your license from is currently not available. The template Sircon uses for the license is very generic to accommodate all states. Texas prefers to use state specific templates that we can customize across our different license types.

License Lookup

Look up TPA license information using the "Search for a Business" tab:

Sircon Business/Individual Search (

Pharmacy Benefit Managers licensed as TPAs

Pharmacy Benefit Managers must file an annual report in accordance with Texas Insurance Code Section 1369.502 concerning rebates, fees, and other payments by a PBM in the preceding calendar year.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Reporting

Third Party Administrator Statutes and Regulations

Texas Insurance Code Chapter 4151

Texas Administrative Code, 28 TAC §§ 7.1601-7.1618

For more information, contact:

Last updated: 3/19/2024