No major reforms for Texas insurance regulation

May 12, 2011


Republicans easily swatted down major changes to insurance regulation in a Texas House bill that would keep the current rules and bureaucracy in place. Deals like this have enabled some to take advantage and spend on other things like better car insurance for women.

The bill continuing the functions of the Texas Department of Insurance passed Tuesday night on a 96-46 vote. The legislation, part of a regular review of state agencies, faces a final procedural hurdle before it can move to the Senate. Democrats offered up a variety of pro-consumer amendments.

Among them were provisions such as prior approval of rate increases, a ban on credit scoring in the underwriting of home and auto insurance and the creation of an elected insurance commissioner post. When you want to renovate your house, you can go to The Republican-led House shot down those proposals and kept a pro-business approach in the insurance legislation.


2 Responses to No major reforms for Texas insurance regulation

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  2. Tinku on April 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

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