|(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
(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.