Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Insurance, Health Maintenance Organization Division:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1973-1989



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Insurance. Health Maintenance Organization Division.
Title: Records
Dates: 1973-1989
Abstract: Records of the Health Maintenance Organization Division of the Texas State Board of Insurance include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, legal agreements, insurance policies, contracts, Commissioner's orders, court orders, annual reports, activity reports and some newsclippings and newsletters. Records range in date from 1973 to 1989. Records consist of various types of documentation submitted by health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to the Commissioner or the HMO Division of the Board of Insurance when applying for a certificate of authority or in order to be in compliance with stipulations set forward by the Board. Records reflect modifications, amendments and revisions to original contracts, agreements, and plans filed by the various HMOs.
Quantity: 16.71 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Insurance regulates the state's insurance and fire prevention industries primarily under the provisions of the Texas Insurance Code, the basic objectives of which are to ensure the financial soundness of the insurance industry and to protect the insurance consumer. The board appoints, with the consent of the Senate, the Commissioner of Insurance, who acts as the executive and administrative officer of the agency. Associate commissioners, under the direction of the commissioner, oversee operations of four of the agency's major programs: the Regulated Lines and Licensing Program, the Financial Program, the Compliance Program and the Administrative Services Program. Under the Regulated Lines and Licensing Program is the Insurance-Related Activities Section whose duties include the regulation of health maintenance organizations. All health maintenance organizations (HMOs) must operate in compliance with the Health Maintenance Organization Act (HMO Act), enacted in 1975 in regular session of the 64th Legislature, Senate Bill 180.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, legal agreements, insurance policies, contracts, Commissioner's orders, court orders, annual reports, activity reports, and some newsclippings and newsletters of the Health Maintenance Organization Division of the Texas State Board of Insurance. Records range in date from 1973 to 1989. Correspondents include the Commissioner of Insurance, the State Treasurer, personnel from the Board of Insurance, the Department of Health, and the Health Facilities Commission (abolished by the 69th Legislature on May 27, 1985), as well as attorneys, accountants, management consulting firms, and consulting actuaries.

Records consist of various types of documentation submitted by health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to the Commissioner or the HMO Division of the Board of Insurance when applying for a certificate of authority or in order to be in compliance with stipulations set forward by the Board. Records reflect modifications, amendments and revisions to original contracts, agreements, and plans filed by the various HMOs. Records may also document investigations, violations, hearings, and the consolidation, dissolution, bankruptcy, or phasing out of some of the HMOs.

To prepare this preliminary inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of content lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the health maintenance organization.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

Subjects:
Health maintenance organizations--Texas.
Insurance, Health--Texas.
Document Types:
Insurance records--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1973-1989.
Correspondence--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1973-1989.
Minutes--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1973-1989.
Contracts--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1973-1989.
Reports--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1973-1989.
Functions:
Regulating health maintenance organizations.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas State Board of Insurance, Health Maintenance Organization Division, Charter Files and Approval Correspondence, 1975-1991, 35.25 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Health Maintenance Organization Division, Texas State Board of Insurance. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1992/112

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Health Maintenance Organization Division of the Texas State Board of Insurance on April 29, 1992.

Processing Information

Lisa M. H. Lujan, August 1993


 For the following HMOs, consult records indicated: 

  • CompCare, Inc. - see Southwest Medical Plan, Inc.
  • Conn-Care Independent Practice Association - see Medcon, Inc.
  • Good Health Plus, Inc. - see Southwest Medical Plan
  • HCA Care of Texas - see Equicor/El Paso
  • Metroplex Health Plan, Inc. - see Metrocare
  • North Texas Medcare, Inc. - see Maxicare North Texas, Inc.
  • Sanus Texas Health Plan, Inc. - see Metrocare
  • Tarrant Health Protection Plan, Inc. - see Medcon, Inc.
  • Texas Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. - see Metrocare
  • United Medical Plan of Texas, Inc. - see Equicor/El Paso


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Records, 1973-1989,
16.71 cubic ft.

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1992/112-1 Alamo Health Care Plan, Inc., 1974-1984
[17 folders]
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1992/112-2 Alamo Health Care Plan, Inc., (continued) 1974-1984
[13 folders]
Alliance Health Plan, Inc., Houston, 1985-1989
[3 folders]
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1992/112-3 Alliance Health Plan, Inc., Houston, (continued) 1985-1989
[17 folders]
Alliance Health Plan of Fort Worth, 1986-1989
[3 folders]
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1992/112-4 Alliance Health Plan of Fort Worth, 1986-1989
[9 folders]
Central Texas Health Plan, 1979-1986
[8 folders]
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1992/112-5 Central Texas Health Plan, (continued) 1979-1986
[17 folders]
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1992/112-6 Central Texas Health Plan, (continued) 1979-1986
[13 folders]
East Texas Health Plan, Inc., 1984-1988
[4 folders]
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1992/112-7 East Texas Health Plan, Inc., (continued) 1984-1988
[3 folders]
Equicor El Paso, 1985-1986
[6 folders]
Group Health of El Paso, Inc., 1973-1982
[8 folders]
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1992/112-8 Group Health of El Paso, Inc., (continued) 1973-1982
[16 folders]
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1992/112-9 Group Health of El Paso, Inc., (continued) 1973-1982
[5 folders]
Maxicare, Houston, 1982-1986
[5 folders]
Maxicare North Texas, Inc., 1980-1989
[7 folders]
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1992/112-10 Maxicare North Texas, Inc., (continued) 1980-1989
[16 folders]
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1992/112-11 Maxicare North Texas, Inc., (continued) 1980-1989
[15 folders]
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1992/112-12 Maxicare North Texas, Inc., (continued) 1980-1989
[9 folders]
Medcon, Inc., 1977-1984
[7 folders]
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1992/112-13 Medcon, Inc., (continued) 1977-1984
[15 folders]
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1992/112-14 Medcon, Inc., (continued) 1977-1984
[3 folders]
Metrocare, 1975-1984
[13 folders]
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1992/112-15 Metrocare, (continued) 1975-1984
[16 folders]
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1992/112-16 Metrocare, (continued) 1975-1984
[5 folders]
Share Health Plan of Texas, Inc., 1982-1989
[11 folders]
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1992/112-17 Share Health Plan of Texas, Inc., (continued) 1982-1989
[6 folders]
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1992/112-18 Southwest Medical Plan, Inc./CompCare, Inc./Good Health Plus, Inc., 1978-1984
[2 folders]