COMMITTEE:   Insurance 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 



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HB 837        Eiland
Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain certified assuming insurers.

HB 1183       Guillen
Relating to prohibited conduct by insurance adjusters and public insurance adjusters.

HB 1402       Smithee
Relating to certain rebates and incentives for purchasing certain roofing services; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1407       Smithee
Relating to third-party property damage claims under private passenger automobile insurance policies.

HB 1731       McClendon
Relating to a mile-based rating plan for personal automobile insurance.

HB 1898       Eiland
Relating to requiring certain residential property insurers to adjust certain claims under Texas Windstorm Insurance Association policies; imposing fees.

HB 1934       Allen
Relating to discrimination against an individual with a criminal record by a life insurance company.

HB 1936       Sheets
Relating to the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association.

HB 2086       McClendon
Relating to the limitations period for bringing an action arising from certain insurance claims.

HB 2125       Taylor, Van
Relating to dispute resolution for certain property insurance claims; authorizing a fee.

HB 2350       Hunter | et al.
Relating to certain property insurance coverage available through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and other entities, the operation of those entities, and activities to pay and reduce losses under that coverage.

HB 2351       Hunter | et al.
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 2352       Hunter | et al.
Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to catastrophe preparedness in the seacoast territories of this state; authorizing assessments, surcharges, and fees.

HB 2359       Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the disclosure of health care compensation and a limitation on the range of compensation to different health care providers performing the same service.

HB 2360       Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Relating to the disclosure of health care costs and related information.

HB 2533       Zerwas
Relating to coverage for and access to hemophilia medical treatment.

HB 2700       Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the requirement that certain health care providers give patients a good faith estimate of the expected payment for health care services and goods before the services or goods are provided; providing penalties.

HB 2789       Smithee
Relating to the applicability of certain insurance laws to certain farm mutual insurance companies.

HB 3106       Morrison
Relating to compensatory payments made in connection with the issuance of certain title insurance policies.

HB 3226       Coleman
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain physical injuries that are self-inflicted by a minor.

HB 3227       Coleman
Relating to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans.

HB 3237       Smithee
Relating to first-party indemnity coverage purchased by insurance purchasing groups.

HB 3373       Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the payment of insured losses of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and funding of the catastrophe reserve trust fund.

HB 3451       Eiland
Relating to licensing and ongoing requirements for insurance companies

HB 3453       Eiland
Relating to the use by insurers of a standard residential property insurance policy form.

HB 3455       Eiland
Relating to access to pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.

HB 3460       Eiland
Relating to the requirement that certain information be reported to the Texas Department of Insurance and the confidentiality of that information.

HB 3562       Murphy
Relating to premium discounts for certain insurance policies.

HB 3619       Burnam
Relating to disclosure of information regarding and conditions for payment of death benefits under certain policies, contracts, and group benefit plans; providing a civil penalty.




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