The Texas Department of Insurance regulates the state's insurance industry, oversees the administration of the Texas workers' compensation system, performs the functions of the State Fire Marshal's Office, and provides administrative support to the Injured Employee Attorney's Office, a separate agency. When requested by the Texas Department of Insurance, the Office of the Attorney General represents the department and its commissioner in court. The Texas Department of Insurance is the official state agency responsible for regulating the insurance industry in Texas. The agency's primary functions included licensing domestic and out-of-state insurance companies and regularly monitoring their practices and rates.
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regulates insurers and related insurance businesses in the state of Texas, as well as providing resources and assistance to insurance consumers. If the company is not listed as authorized to issue the type of coverage offered, ask the Texas Department of Insurance if the company needs to be licensed in Texas to issue the policy. The Texas Department of Insurance helps consumers resolve complaints against insurance companies, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance agents and adjusters. With very few exceptions, insurance companies that issue policies in Texas must have a license from the Department.
The Fraud Unit of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is the state agency responsible for enforcing laws related to fraudulent insurance laws. In the United States, insurance fraud is the second most expensive white-collar crime after tax evasion. In the early 1990s, the agency witnessed significant changes beginning with 145 orders issued in 1991 after the state legislature, the changes included several revisions of laws and specific reforms to Medicare's qualification and supplemental insurance practices. When your Office receives complaints and information suggesting a widespread problem in one of these areas for Texas consumers, they can take action.
If the individual or company is not listed as a licensed insurance agent or agency, report this information to the Texas Department of Insurance. Be very wary of coverage that seems too good to be true or rates far below what other insurance companies are quoting. The Texas Insurance Commissioner serves as executive director and managing director of the Department of Insurance and is responsible for enforcing all laws related to the insurance business and supervising all companies conducting business in the state. In addition, please note that some of the information you provide to us may be disclosed to anyone who requests it under the Texas Public Information Act.
TDI can help you resolve complaints about property, title, health, and workers' compensation insurance.