TDI Commissioner Issues Order Approving Exhibits for Formal Basic Manual Rulemaking Following Stakeholder Meetings

Next steps:
The formal rule proposal will be posted in the Texas Register, likely in January, inviting general public comment. TLTA will review and comment if necessary. We are grateful for TDI's good work and look forward to completing the final steps in this ongoing rulemaking process.

Dec. 22, 2023
Yesterday, Dec. 21, Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner Brown issued a formal order approving the exhibits containing a proposal to update, correct and clarify rules and forms in the Basic Manual. This order does not address the Basic Premium Rate, which is being addressed at TDI under a separate proceeding.
TDI's adoption of this formal order follows months of work with TDI that began last December with a public meeting and continued with additional public meetings this summer and in November, wherein issues were discussed among TLTA members, stakeholders, and TDI staff, resulting in an improved rules package.
The rules and endorsement rate adjustments proposed by TLTA during this process were generated by TLTA's Regulatory Committee and approved by TLTA's Board of Directors following many years of work. Our proposed rule package contained several improvements to current procedural rules, a modernization of certain fees, new endorsements, and plain language rewrites.  
We are grateful for the agency's professionalism and good work, and we look forward to working with them to complete the final steps in this ongoing process.
TDI Formal Order
Review TDI's Order
Proposals that were considered during development of TDI's Order
TLTA Comments on Rulemaking Items (w/ exhibits)
TLTA Original Petition (w/ Exhibits)
TDI Proposal
TDI Exhibits
This Order does not address the basic premium rate
The basic premium rate is not addressed by this order, as that issue is being addressed by TDI under a separate proceeding. This order focuses instead on Basic Manual rules, forms and endorsement rates.
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