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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

State Board of Insurance charter files and approval correspondence, 1977-1991,

State Department of Insurance Health Maintenance Organization Act records, 1990-1992,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Insurance, Health Maintenance Organization Division:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1977-1992



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Insurance. Health Maintenance Organization Division.
Title: Records
Dates: 1977-1992
Abstract: Records present consist of charter files, approval correspondence, memoranda, reports and other documents generated by the compliance of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) with articles of the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Records range in date from 1977 to 1992. The majority of records are from the Texas State Board of Insurance. Some records are from its successor agency, the Department of Insurance.
Quantity: 4 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Insurance regulated 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 appointed, with the consent of the senate, the commissioner of insurance, who acted as the executive and administrative officer of the agency. Associate commissioners, under the direction of the commissioner, oversaw 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 was the Insurance-Related Activities Section whose duties included 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.

In 1991 the legislature changed the agency's name from the Board of Insurance to the Department of Insurance, reserving the name State Board of Insurance for the department's three-member governing board. Sunset legislation in 1993 abolished the board and gave its powers to a single commissioner of insurance appointed by the governor.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Records present consist of charter files, approval correspondence, memoranda, reports and other documents generated by the compliance of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) with articles of the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Records range in date from 1977 to 1992. The majority of records are from the Texas State Board of Insurance. Some records are from its successor agency, the Department of Insurance.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series and two subseries:
State Board of Insurance charter files and approval correspondence, 1977-1991, 3.8 cubic ft.
  • Charter files, 1986-1991, 1 cubic ft.
  • Approval correspondence, 1978-1991, 2.8 cubic ft.
State Department of Insurance Health Maintenance Organization Act records, 1990-1992, 0.2 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Insurance. Health Maintenance Organization Division.
Subjects:
Insurance, Health--Texas.
Health maintenance organizations--Texas.
Document Types:
Insurance records--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1977-1992.
Correspondence--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1977-1992.
Functions:
Regulating health maintenance organizations.

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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 records, 1975-1991, 35.25 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Insurance, Health Maintenance Organization Division records, 1973-1989, 16.71 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), 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: 1997/016

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Insurance on October 2, 1996.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, October 1996

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

State Board of Insurance charter files and approval correspondence, 1977-1991,
3.8 cubic ft.

These records of the Texas State Board of Insurance include charter files, approval correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documents generated by the compliance of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) with articles of the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Records range in date from 1977 to 1991. Charter files consist of various types of documentation submitted to the commissioner of insurance when applying for a certificate of authority. Approval correspondence documents any modification, addition, deletion, revision or amendment for which the commissioner's approval is required.
Organization of the Records
These records are organized into two subseries:
Charter files, 1986-1991, 1 cubic ft.
Approval correspondence, 1978-1991, 2.8 cubic ft.
Charter files, 1986-1991,
1 cubic ft.
Records consist of various types of documentation submitted to the commissioner of insurance when applying for a certificate of authority. Records date from 1986 to 1991 and for each HMO may include: the articles of incorporation; the bylaws; a list of officers, directors, and board members; its health care plans, facilities, and personnel; evidence of coverage; a financial statement showing the applicant's assets, liabilities and sources of financial support; marketing plans and proposals; a power of attorney for applicants outside the state; a service area map; organizational charts; a description of complaint resolution procedures; a quality assurance plan; plans for enrollee participation; schedules of charges; and any other information the commissioner may require of the company to make determinations.
Arrangement
These records are roughly grouped alphabetically by the name of the HMO. Records are unfoldered and remain in order as received.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Insurance. Health Maintenance Organization Division.
Subjects:
Insurance, Health--Texas.
Health maintenance organizations--Texas.
Document Types:
Articles of incorporation--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Bylaws--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Lists--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Plans (reports)--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Financial statements--Texas-Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Powers of attorney--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Maps--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Organization charts--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1986-1991.
Functions:
Regulating health maintenance organizations.
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1997/016-3 AEtna Dental Care of Texas, Inc., 1986-1991
Alternative Dental Care of Texas, Inc., 1988-1991
American General Health Plan, Vol. I, 1988-1991
American Prepaid Dental Plan of Texas, Inc., 1989-1991
East Texas Health Plan, Inc., Vol. I, 1984-1987
Approval correspondence, 1977-1991,
2.8 cubic ft.
These records consist of correspondence and copies of contracts, agreements and reports dating from 1977 to 1991. Records were generated by compliance on the part of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) with provisions of the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Subsequent to receiving its certificate of authority, an HMO must submit to the commissioner, for approval, disapproval, or for information only, any modifications or amendments to operations or documents submitted to the commissioner during the process of applying for a certificate of authority. Any modification, addition, deletion, revision or amendment for which the commissioner's approval is required will be considered approved unless disapproved within thirty days. Actions requiring approval of the board include service area expansion requests, the acquisition of one HMO by another, applications for Certificate of Need, and amendments of bylaws. The commissioner may postpone any action for an additional thirty days only if more time is needed for proper consideration.
Arrangement
These records are roughly grouped by the name of the HMO. Records are not foldered and remain in order as received.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Insurance. Health Maintenance Organization Division.
Subjects:
Insurance, Health--Texas.
Health maintenance organizations--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1977-1991.
Contracts--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1977-1991.
Agreements--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1977-1991.
Reports--Texas--Health maintenance organizations--1977-1991.
Functions:
Regulating health maintenance organizations.
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1997/016-1 Central Texas Health Plan, 1986
South Texas Health Plan, 1985-1986
Mid Texas Health Plan, 1986
Central Texas Health Plan, 1986-1987
Travelers Health Network/Whittaker Health Services, 1986-1987
Texas HMO Status Report, 1980-1991
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1997/016-2 CIGNA Healthplan of Texas, Inc., 1985-1987
Coastal Bend Health Plan, 1986-1987
East Texas Health Plan, 1987
United Medical Plan of Texas, Inc., 1986-1987
Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc. (San Antonio), 1985-1987
Planned Health, 1983-1984
Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc. (Corpus Christi), 1985-1987
Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus, 1986-1987
Maxicare Health Plans, Inc., 1984-1987
Medcon, Inc., 1982-1983
Tarrant Health Protection Plan, Inc., 1980
North Texas Medcare, Inc., 1983-1984
Medcon, Inc. & Metrocare, 1978-1983
Prudential Health Care Plan, Inc./PruCare, 1980-1987
Rio Grande HMO Inc., 1984-1988
Prudential/PruCare, 1980-1987
Southwest Health Plan, 1987
Travelers Health Network, 1987
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1997/016-4 Maxicare Health Plans, Inc. (acquisition of HealthAmerica Corp.), 1986
Physicians and Patients Association, Inc., 1985-1987
MetLife HealthCare Network of Texas, Inc., 1990-1994
Southwest Medical Plan, Inc., 1977-1979

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State Department of Insurance Health Maintenance Organization Act records, 1990-1992,
0.2 cubic ft.

Records present include correspondence, memoranda, excerpts from the Texas Register and copies of legislation. Records date from 1990 to 1992 and are from the Department of Insurance. Records document proposed changes to the Health Maintenance Act of 1975 and objections to those proposed changes by HMOs.
Arrangement of the Records
Records are not foldered and are in no apparent order. Records remain in the order received.
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1997/16-1 Records, 1990-1992

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