Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Insurance:

An Inventory of Commissioner of Insurance Orders at the Texas State Archives, 1957-1984



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Insurance.
Title: Commissioner of Insurance orders
Dates: 1957-1984
Abstract: Types of records of the Texas State Board of Insurance include official orders by the commissioner of insurance, correspondence, memos, and stock certificates. The majority of the records consist of the official orders issued by the Commissioner of Insurance in his role as chief executive and administrative officer for the State Board of Insurance from 1957 to 1984. The orders sometimes include attachments and exhibit materials.
Quantity: 50 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

From 1957 to 1993 the Texas State Board of Insurance was governed by a three-member Board of Insurance. The Board of Insurance's overall responsibilities were to license and regulate insurance companies, agents, and adjusters; to promulgate and approve uniform policies, rules, rates and endorsements in specified lines of insurance; to investigate claims and complaints of licensed entities; to conduct financial examinations and oversee corporate activities of insurance companies; to collect applicable taxes and fees; and to administer and enforce all laws, and board rules and regulations regarding the conduct of the business of insurance. The Board of Insurance appointed, with the consent of the Senate, a Commissioner of Insurance as its chief executive and administrative officer. The Commissioner had the primary responsibility of administering, enforcing, and carrying out the provisions of the Insurance Code. The three-member Board of Insurance had initial jurisdiction over policies, rules, and rates, and over appeals from the Commissioner of Insurance. In 1994, under authority of House Bill 1461, 73rd Legislature, the three-member Board of Insurance was eliminated and its management and regulatory duties became the responsibility of the Commissioner of Insurance.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The types of records of the Texas State Board of Insurance include official orders by the commissioner of insurance, correspondence, memos, and stock certificates. The majority of the records consist of the official orders issued by the Commissioner of Insurance in his role as chief executive and administrative office for the State Board of Insurance from 1957 to 1984. The orders sometimes include attachments and exhibit materials.

Examples of the subjects of the commissioner's orders include: application or renewal by insurance companies for certificates of authority to operate in Texas, voluntary dissolutions of companies, application for authority to pay dividend funds, reciprocal policy provisions, approval of insurance company forms, revocation of insurance agents' licenses, annual statistical reports, and revisions to insurance manuals.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The commissioner's orders are in both chronological and numerical order. From 1957 through 1977, orders are in one numerical sequence without any reference to the year (#1 - 59,056). Beginning in 1979, however, and going through 1984, orders are numbered consecutively within each year (e.g., 78-0001 was the first order in 1978, 79-0059 was the fifty-ninth order in 1979).

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


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:
Administrative regulations--Texas--Insurance--1957-1984.
Correspondence--Texas--Insurance--1957-1984.
Memorandums--Texas--Insurance--1957-1984.
Functions:
Regulating insurance.

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, Board orders, 1927-1981, 120.52 cubic ft. and 11 reels of 16 mm microfilm
Texas State Board of Insurance, Minutes, 1958-1988, 4.47 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Information

Accession number: 1992/104

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance from the Texas State Board of Insurance on April 8, 1992.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, December 1994


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Commissioner of Insurance orders, 1957-1984,
50 cubic ft.

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1992/104-1 #1 - 2,000, June 1957 - June 1958
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1992/104-2 #2,001 - 4,200, June 1958 - May 1959
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1992/104-3 #4,201 - 6,300, May 1959 - April 1960
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1992/104-4 #6,301 - 8,550, April 1960 - April 1961
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1992/104-5 #8,551 - 10,500, April 1961 - February 1962
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1992/104-6 #10,501 - 12,350, February 1962 - December 1962
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1992/104-7 #12,351 - 14,150, December 1962 - August 1963
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1992/104-8 #14,151 - 16,000, August 1963 - April 1964
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1992/104-9 #16,001 - 17,800, April 1964 - January 1965
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1992/104-10 #17,801 - 19,600, January 1965 - October 1965
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1992/104-11 #19,601 - 21,350, October 1965 - June 1966
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1992/104-12 #21,351 - 23,050, June 1966 - January 1967
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1992/104-13 #23,051 - 24,700, January 1967 - August 1967
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1992/104-14 #24,701 - 26,700, August 1967 - May 1968
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1992/104-15 #26,701 - 28,650, May 1968 - February 1969
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1992/104-16 #28,651 - 30,800, February 1969 - November 1969
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1992/104-17 #30,801 - 32,850, November 1969 - August 1970
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1992/104-18 #32,851 - 34,800, August 1970 - July 1971
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1992/104-19 #34,801 - 36,750, July 1971 - April 1972
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1992/104-20 #36,751 - 38,550, April 1972 - November 1972
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1992/104-21 #38,551 - 40,300, November 1972 - May 1973
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1992/104-22 #40,301 - 42,399, May 1973 - December 1973
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1992/104-23 #42,400 - 44,099, December 1973 - May 1974
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1992/104-24 #44,100 - 46,049, May 1974 - November 1974
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1992/104-25 #46,050 - 47,999, November 1974 - April 1975
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1992/104-26 #48,000 - 49,949, April 1975 - August 1975
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1992/104-27 #49,950 - 51,899, August 1975 - January 1976
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1992/104-28 #51,900 - 53,999, January 1976 - August 1976
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1992/104-29 #54,000 - 55,799, August 1976 - January 1977
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1992/104-30 #55,800 - 57,599, January 1977 - August 1977
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1992/104-31 #57,600 - 59,056, August 1977 - December 1977
[New sequence], #78-0001 - 78-0300, January 1978
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1992/104-32 #78-0301 - 78-2100, January 1978 - June 1978
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1992/104-33 #78-2101 - 78-3900, June 1978 - December 1978
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1992/104-34 #78-3901 - 79-1500, December 1978 - May 1979
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1992/104-35 #79-1501 - 79-3450, May 1979 - November 1979
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1992/104-36 #79-3451 - 80-1500, November 1979 - May 1980
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1992/104-37 #80-1501 - 80-3300, May 1980 - September 1980
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1992/104-38 #80-3301 - 81-0600, September 1980 - February 1981
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1992/104-39 #81-0601 - 81-2250, February 1981 - June 1981
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1992/104-40 #81-2251 - 81-4050, June 1981 - October 1981
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1992/104-41 #81-4051 - 82-0700, October 1981 - February 1982
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1992/104-42 #82-0701 - 82-2200, February 1982 - October 1982
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1992/104-43 #82-2201 - 82-3800, June 1982 - October 1982
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1992/104-44 #82-3801 - 83-0800, October 1982 - March 1983
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1992/104-45 #83-0801 - 83-2400, March 1983 - August 1983
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1992/104-46 #83-2401 - 83-3700, August 1983 - December 1983
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1992/104-47 #83-3701 - 84-1200, December 1983 - April 1984
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1992/104-48 #84-1201 - 84-2600, April 1984 - August 1984
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1992/104-49 #84-2601 - 84-4000, August 1984 - December 1984
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1992/104-50 #84-4001 - 84-4483, December 1984