HB 1297

85(R) - 2017
House Insurance
House Insurance
Insurer Agents

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


John Frullo

Bill Caption

Relating to a specialty certification for insurance agents who have completed certain training regarding self-insured health benefit plans.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1297 would amend the Insurance Code to require the Texas Department of Insurance to create a voluntary specialty certification program for life, accident, and health insurance agents. To receive specialty certification the agent must complete an additional training course.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1297 creates a voluntary special certification program and does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Health Plans
Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers