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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Commissioner's topic files, 1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989),

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Insurance:

An Inventory of Commissioner's Topic Files at the Texas State Archives, 1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989)



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Insurance.
Title: Commissioner's topic files
Dates: 1957-1989
Dates: (bulk 1983-1989)
Abstract: Types of records of the Commissioner of Insurance of the Texas State Board of Insurance include correspondence, memoranda, board administrative directives, official orders of the commissioner, reports, contracts, bids, organizational charts, newspaper clippings, statistical data, and other reference materials compiled by the commissioner. Records range in date from 1957 to 1989 with the bulk of the records falling between 1983 and 1989. Records consist of topic files maintained by the office of the commissioner. Records reflect the functions of the State Board of Insurance, documenting, for example, disciplinary actions taken against individual insurance agents and companies, complaints against insurance companies, an early warning management system implemented for identifying and tracking troubled insurance agencies and companies and the intervention with rehabilitative procedures when necessary.
Quantity: 3.5 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Insurance regulates the state's insurance and fire prevention industries under the provisions of the Texas Insurance Code and other applicable statutes. The basic objectives of the code are to ensure the financial soundness of the insurance industry and to protect the insurance consumer. The board determines agency policy, sets rules, promulgates and approves rates in certain property/casualty lines of insurance, hears appeals of administrative rulings, and enforces statutory mandates. Five staff offices report directly to the board: the General Counsel, the Chief Clerk, Statistical and Rate Development, Statutory Implementation, and Information Services. The board appoints a commissioner of insurance, who is over all other activities of the agency with the exception of fire prevention functions. These are supervised by the state fire marshal, who is appointed by the board's chair and is responsible to the board.

The commissioner of insurance oversees four specialized units and four broad programs. Reporting to the commissioner are (1) Hearings, which conducts formal administrative hearings; (2) Conservation, which attempts to rehabilitate and conserve insurance entities with impaired financial conditions; (3) Liquidation, which operates under court order to liquidate insolvent companies; and (4) Internal Audit, which assists management with recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of agency resources. Associate commissioners, under the direction of the commissioner, oversee operations of the agency's four other major programs: the Regulated Lines and Licensing Program, the Financial Program, the Compliance Program, and the Administrative Services Program.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records of the Commissioner of Insurance of the Texas State Board of Insurance include correspondence, memoranda, board administrative directives, official orders of the commissioner, reports, contracts, bids, organizational charts, newspaper clippings, statistical data, and other reference materials compiled by the commissioner. Records range in date from 1957 to 1989 with the bulk of the records falling between 1983 and 1989.

Records consist of topic files maintained by the office of the commissioner. Records reflect the functions of the State Board of Insurance, documenting, for example, disciplinary actions taken against individual insurance agents and companies, complaints against insurance companies, an early warning management system implemented for identifying and tracking troubled insurance agencies and companies and the intervention with rehabilitative procedures when necessary.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in order as received. Though records are no longer foldered, they appear to still be arranged in groups that are in roughly alphabetical order.

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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.
Subjects:
Insurance--Texas--State supervision.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Insurance--1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989).
Memorandums--Texas--Insurance--1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989).
Administrative regulations--Texas--Insurance--1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989).
Reports--Texas--Insurance--1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989).
Contracts--Texas--Insurance--1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989).
Functions:
Regulating insurance.

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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, Commissioner's topic files, 1975-1989 (bulk 1988-1989), 24.47 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Insurance, Minutes, 1975-1988

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Commissioner's topic files, Texas State Board of Insurance. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1993/114

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas State Board of Insurance on January 1, 1993.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, November 1995

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Commissioner's topic files, 1957-1989 (bulk 1983-1989),
3.5 cubic ft.

Commissioner's administration
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1993/114-1 Administrative Directives, 1974-1977
Confidentiality (Article 21.28-A, Sec. 3A), 1987-1989
Confidentiality/Hearings Procedures, 1986-1989
Consultants:
Adams, Special Counsel, 1988
Adams, Special Counsel, 1989
Arthur Andersen, 1989
Coopers & Lybrand, 1989
Touche-Ross, 1988
Disciplinary Actions/Agents and Companies, 1985-1988
Early Warning Guidelines, 1987
Early Warning Guidelines, 1988
Early Warning Guidelines (IX-5), May 8, 1989
Industry Contact List, 1988
Industry-Staff Work Group (Funding), (IX 4 March 8, 1990)
Orders/Certification and correspondence:
Agents, 1986-1989
Certifications, 1989
NAIC/RIRS Submissions, 1988
NAIC/RIRS Submissions, 1989
Recommendations from Staff, 1987
Recommendations from Staff, 1988
Recommendations from Staff, January-June 1989
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1993/114-2 Recommendations from Staff, (continued) January-June 1989
Commissioner's meetings and correspondence
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1993/114-2 Attorney General:
Board Reports, 1988-1989
Case Referrals, 1988
Communications Process, 1985-1988
Contract/Interagency, 1985-1987
Survey of State Agency Legal Services, 1988
Board of Insurance:
Agenda/Notes, 1983
Agenda/Notes, 1984
Agenda/Notes, 1985
Agenda/Notes, 1986
Agenda/Notes, 1987
Agenda/Notes, 1988
Agenda/Notes, 1989
Discussion Items:
Advisory Committees, 1990
Agency Plan, Long Range IX-6A, January 10, 1988
Auditor, State RBAs, November 11, 1987
Delegation/Approval (other than Personnel),
Delegation/Approval (Personnel) IX-7C, October 28, 1988
Litigation/Legal matters pending, 1986-1990
Permit Applications,
Personnel Matters, 1985-1990
Photocopying Board Orders, 1986
Rules, Pending, April/May 1990
Standards of Conduct Policy IX-6, May 10, 1990
Meetings:
Notices, 1988-1991
Posting Requests, 1988-1991
Procedures, 1974-1990
Deputy Commissioners Meetings:
Agendas, 1987-1988
Discussion Items, 1988
Notice, 1988-1989
Senior Staff Meetings, 1985-1986
Administrative Services:
Aptitude Testing, 1988
Budget, 1988
Building/New-Conference Table IX-6C, October 25, 1988
Building/New-Space Requirements IX-3C, October 19, 1988
Building/Old-Renovations, 1986-1988
Contract Staff IX-3A, July 12, 1988
Copywork-RBAs, August 11, 1987
Credit Card for Deputies/American Express IX-3A, August 18, 1988
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1993/114-3 Deferred Comp Plans VIII-8A, April 1, 1988
Deputy Commissioner Discussion Folder, 1987-1988
Examination Expense I-7, December 20, 1988
Fees, Regulatory VII-3A, September 11, 1987
Fund 36 Cash Analysis, 1988
Lease Space, 1987-1989
Microfilm/Paper Reduction, 1985-1988
Nepotism Policy IX4, June 13, 1989
Personnel Manual Revisions, 1988-1989
Reorganization/Administrative Services IX-4E, October 13, 1988
Staff Development IX-5D, October 13, 1988
Tax, Administrative Services Base, 1987
Tax, Insurance Services IX-2B, November 29, 1988
Tax, NAIC-TALIO, 1987
Tax, Overhead Assessment/Premium Finance I-8, December 20, 1988
Tax, Premium/Refunds, 1987
Tax, Quarterly Payment Rules IX-4, October 31, 1988
Tax, Retaliatory I-8, May 9, 1989
Tax, Returns I-9&10, December 20, 1988
Travel Management Program IX-5, June 13, 1989
Van Purchase, et al, 1987-1989
Casualty Group:
Deputy Commissioner Discussion Folder, 1986-1987
Oversight Management Info Com/IAB-SBI IX-5, May 17, 1989
Safety Program-SBI, 1987
Surety & Fidelity Rate Survey, 1987
Trench Cave-Ins/Accident Prevention Survey, 1986
Conservation Group:
Conservator Discussion Folder, 1984-1988
Consultants/List, 1987-1988
Consultants/Woodward, 1986-1989
Expenses of Estates, 1987-1988
Funds Attached by Receiver, 1986-1987
Holding Company Act Compliance, 1987
List of Companies, 1986
List of Companies, 1987
List of Companies, 1988
List of Companies, 1989
List of Companies File, 1988-1989
Retirement/Kubala, Massengale, (IX 1-B November 22, 1988)
Staff, 1987-1988
Status Reports, 1988
Status Reports, 1987
Status Reports, 1984
Status Reports, 1977-1983
Supervision Requests, 1988
Travel/Out-of-State, 1986-1988
Voice Mail/Tigon
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1993/114-4 Corporate and Financial Group:
Deputy Commissioner Discussion Folder, 1987-1988
Hazardous Condition Rule I-5, April 11, 1989
Purchasing Group Filing Fee IX-7A, January 17, 1989
Reinsurance Rules IX-4, August 17, 1988
Surplus Lines Agent-Calfee IX-3F, August 23, 1988
Surplus Lines Trust Account I-4, February 28, 1989
Surplus Lines Trust Account IX-3, November 4, 1988
TPA Legislation IX-6A, October 31, 1988
TPA Rules I-3&4, August 1, 1989
Internal Audit Group:
Charter, 1988
Travel Compliance, 1988
Legal and Compliance Group:
Cease and Desist Orders/Rules I-1, September 14, 1989
Deputy Commissioner Discussion Folder, 1985-1987
Legislative Meetings, 1988
Medicare Supplement/Non-Duplication I-1, July 18, 1989
Monetary Penalties/Guidelines, 1974
Open Records Processing Procedures IX-4, July 25, 1989
Open Records Request Log, 1988
Open Records Project V-1, December 14, 1988
Unfair Claims Settlement Rules, 1987-1989
Unfair Discrimination/Product Liability I-7, February 28, 1989
Life A & H Group:
ACLU/Race Differential Premium Rates, 1988
Advertising Rules I-6, February 28, 1989
Advertising Rules I-3, July 6, 1988
Agents/Education, Testing, 1988-1989
AIDS Test Consent Form I-4, July 25, 1989
Blue Cross Program for Unemployed, 1983
Continuing Care Facility Rules I-4, August 22, 1989
Discretionary Groups/HB 1181 & 1178. VIII-5C, March 10, 1988
Discretionary Groups/SB 878 & 879, 1988
Deputy Commissioner Discussion Folder, 1985-1988
Employee Health Benefit Plans IX-4C, November 10, 1988
HMO Ruies, 1988-1990
Life Benefits Amendment IX-3, December 27, 1988
Long Term Care I-2, July 6, 1989
Mandated Benefits IX-5A, October 13, 1988
Market Conduct Reports, 1989
Medicare Supplement Rules, 1988-1989
Policy Approval Committee, 1988
Policy Approval Procedures, 1988
Policy Form Filing Rules IX-5, December 20, 1988
Policy Form Objections, 1977
Premium Finance Advisory Committee, 1986
Risk Retention Rules IX-3, August 9, 1988
Liquidation Division:
Deputy Commissioner's Discussion File, 1986-1988
Property Division:
Deputy Commissioner's Discussion File
Statutory Implementation:
Deputy Commissioner's Discussion File IX-4B, December 6, 1988

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