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2011 Insurance Legislative Update

**This seminar has been approved for 2 hours of general credit from the Texas Department of Insurance and State Bar of Texas.**

2011 INSURANCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
JUNE 30, 2011
DALLAS, TEXAS
  • 2:00- 2:05---I. INTRODUCTION OF THOMPSON COE INSURANCE SECTION—Rod Bucker

  • 2:05-2:20---II. OVERVIEW OF ISSUES IN THE 82ND LEGISLATURE: Jay Thompson

  • 2:20-2:40---III. SUNSET LEGISLATION: Jay Thompson & Albert Betts

    A. TDI SUNSET LEGISLATION - HB 1951
    B. WC SUNSET LEGISLATION
    C. OPIC SUNSET LEGISLATION
    D. OTHER SUNSET LEGISLATION

  • 2:40-3:00---IV. LIFE & ANNUITY LEGISLATION: Jay Thompson

    A. GUARANTY ASSOCIATION MODEL UPDATE — SB 567
    B. ANNUITY FREE LOOK PERIOD — HB 1032
    C. PREPAID FUNERAL - HB 3004, SB 579, and HB 2277
    D. AGENT CE FOR ANNUITIES & MEDICARE SUPP. – HB 2154
    E. GROUP LIFE COVERAGE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN DEPENDENTS - HB 2172
    F. SUITABILITY OF ANNUITIES — HB 2277
    G. LIFE SETTLEMENTS REGULATION - HB 2277
    H. EXCHANGES OF ANNUITIES OR LIFE POLICIES - HB 2277

  • 3:00-3:10---V. TWIA LEGISLATION-HB 272: Jay Thompson & Albert Betts

  • 3:10-3:30---VI. WORKERS COMPENSATION & OTHER PROPERTY CASUALTY LEGISLATION: Albert Betts & Jay Thompson

    A. WORKERS COMPENSATION LEGISLATION
    B. CONSOLIDATED INSURANCE
    C. MISCELLANEOUS & BILLS THAT FAILED

  • 3:30-3:45 BREAK

  • 3:45-4:05---VII. REGULATORY & MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION: Jay Thompson & Albert Betts

    A. HOLDING COMPANY ACT CHANGES - SB 1431
    B. SURPLUS LINES - HB 3410
    C. CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE - SB 425
    D. FRAUD IMMUNITY REPORTING - SB 918
    E. NOTICES FOR P & C POLICIES - HB 2382; HB 3570; HB 2655
    F. LIMITED PURPOSE LIFE COMPANIES - HB 3161
    G. TITLE INSURANCE RATE HEARINGS
    H. WORKERS COMP. DATA REPORTING - SB 800
    I. HB 1 Rider 12
    J. MISC. OTHER BILLS & BILLS THAT FAILED

  • 4:05-4:20---VIII. HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION: Jay Thompson

    A. EXPEDITED CREDENTIALING - SB 822
    B. RURAL HOSPITAL EMPLOYMENT OF PHYSICIANS - SB 864
    C. ORAL CANCER MEDS – HB 438
    D. EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS - HB 1772
    E. ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS (ACO) - SB 8
    F. INTERSTATE HEALTH CARE COMPACT - HB 5
    G. SMALL AND LARGE EMPLOYER COOPERATIVES - SB 859
    H. HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY - HB 300
    I. PHARMACY PROMPT PAY - HB 2292
    J. DISCRETIONARY CLAUSE BAN - HB 3017
    K. DENTAL INSURANCE - SB 554

  • 4:20-4:30---QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

6.30.11
Arlington Hall at Lee Park