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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 7CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER PADMINISTRATORS
RULE §7.1603Certificate of Authority Required

(a) Unless a person meets an exemption under Insurance Code §§4151.002, 4151.004, or 4151.0021, a person acting as or holding themselves out as an administrator must hold a certificate of authority under Insurance Code Chapter 4151. A military spouse who meets the criteria described in subsection (c) of this section is eligible to apply for a temporary certificate of authority.

(b) An administrator contractor and an administrator subcontractor must hold a certificate of authority under Insurance Code Chapter 4151.

(c) A military spouse who is licensed as an administrator in a state with substantially equivalent requirements as those found in §7.1604 of this title (relating to Application for Certificate of Authority) and Insurance Code Chapter 4151 may engage as an administrator while the military service member to whom the military spouse is married is stationed at a military installation in this state for a period of three years from the date the spouse receives the confirmation described by subsection (d) of this section.

(d) A military spouse seeking to engage as an administrator must:

  (1) submit an application notifying TDI of the military spouse's intent to engage as an administrator in Texas;

  (2) submit to TDI proof of the spouse's residency in Texas and a copy of the spouse's military identification card; and

  (3) show evidence of good standing from a jurisdiction with substantially equivalent requirements as those found in §7.1604 of this title and Insurance Code Chapter 4151.

(e) Notwithstanding §7.1604 of this title, a military spouse seeking to engage as an administrator will not be assessed any application fees under that section.

(f) A military spouse authorized to engage as an administrator must comply and adhere to all other laws and rules applicable to administrators.


Source Note: The provisions of this §7.1603 adopted to be effective June 25, 2009, 34 TexReg 4143; amended to be effective February 6, 2020, 45 TexReg 911

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