Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) News

SLTX: Texas Adopts Updated Surplus Lines License Rules for Military Spouses

The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) reported that new rules for surplus lines agents in Texas who are military spouses have been adopted by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and became effective Feb. 6, 2020. A new …

TDI: Former NFL Player Indicted in Texas for Fraudulent Claims

Former NFL player Willie Montae Reagor was arrested January 30 for submitting fraudulent health reimbursement claims after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Fraud Unit. The TDI investigation found Reagor submitted claims totaling more than $80,000 between …

Texas Insurance Department Adopts Rule on Surprise Medical Billing Waiver

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has adopted a rule outlining the narrow exception to the state’s new surprise billing protections, which apply to health care services provided on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Senate Bill 1264 protects consumers with …

Texas Warns of Insurance Deductibles Scam Following Dallas Storms

Texans with property in locations that were hit by the severe weather that swept through Dallas and North Texas on Sunday, Oct. 20 are now targets of a scam involving insurance deductibles, insurance regulators say. The Texas Department of Insurance …

Texas Files Suit Against Aliera Healthcare Over Non-Licensed Insurance Sales

A lawsuit has been filed by the State of Texas seeking to stop Georgia-based Aliera Healthcare from selling health insurance in the state and engaging in the business of insurance without a license, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reported. …

Texas Calls for 2018 Catastrophe Data on Commercial Property, Business Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued special data call to companies that wrote direct commercial property or businessowners insurance in Texas and to certain farm mutual insurance companies that wrote property insurance in Texas during calendar year 2018. …

Texas Moves Against Unlicensed Georgia Firm Selling Health Insurance Plans

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has filed an action to stop Georgia-based Aliera Healthcare from selling health insurance in Texas without a state license. The public hearing will begin at 9 a.m. May 28 at the State Office of …

Email Scams Hit Texas Agents Group, Insurance Department

Both the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) report being the subject of phishing scams. TDI said it has received reports of fake emails that appear to be from the agency but the …

Texas Accepting Input on Amendments to Agent Licensing Rules

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) published proposed updates to Chapter 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, regarding agent and adjuster licensing and continuing education requirements on March 9 and is accepting written comments on the proposals. If adopted, Chapter …

Texas Towing Company Owner Convicted of Insurance Fraud

The former owner of towing company was convicted of fraud in Houston after buying insurance coverage after a wreck and then filing a claim with the wrong date, the Texas Department of Insurance announced. Mohamad Awad, the former owner of …