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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 26SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE REGULATIONS
SUBCHAPTER BTEXAS HEALTH REINSURANCE SYSTEM PLAN OF OPERATION
RULE §26.201The Texas Health Reinsurance System Plan of Operation

(a) Definitions. The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Insurance.

  (2) Department--The Texas Department of Insurance.

  (3) THR System--The Texas Health Reinsurance System.

  (4) Plan of Operation--The guidelines or bylaws necessary or suitable to assure the fair, reasonable, and equitable administration of the THR System, as established in Texas Insurance Code, Articles 26.51 et seq.

  (5) Procedures Manual--The manuals, handbooks, or guidelines, if any, created and/or adopted by the THR System in addition to its Plan of Operation.

(b) The THR System shall keep and make available for inspection by interested persons its current Plan of Operation and procedures manual at the THR System's regular business place and hours. The Department shall also keep and make available for inspection by interested persons the current Plan of Operation and procedures manual for the THR System at the Department's regular business place and hours.

(c) The THR System shall send notice of any regular meeting and agenda of its Board of Directors to the Texas Register for publication so that the notice appears at least seven days before an impending meeting. Such publication shall be made as miscellaneous information provided as a public service.

(d) The THR System shall send notice of proposed and/or adopted amendments to its Plan of Operation and procedures manual to the Texas Register for publication. Notice of proposed amendments shall be sent to the Texas Register within ten calendar days after any action is taken by the THR System Board of Directors. Additionally, the text of any proposed "access to small employers health insurance" and "assessments" amendments to its Plan of Operation and procedures manual shall be submitted in full to the Texas Register for publication. Such publication shall be made as miscellaneous information provided as a public service.


Source Note: The provisions of this §26.201 adopted to be effective September 29, 1995, 20 TexReg 7284.

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