(a) The commissioner shall approve a conversion plan if the commissioner determines
(1) the plan complies with this chapter;
(2) the plan's method of allocating subscription rights or other value is fair and
(3) the resulting company would satisfy the requirements applicable to a domestic
stock insurance company for a certificate of authority on the date of the determination.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by this section, the commissioner shall approve or
disapprove a conversion plan not later than the 60th day after the first day on which
all the documents required under Section 826.101 are filed with the commissioner.
(c) The commissioner may extend the time for decision by an additional 30 days on
written notice to the converting company. Except as provided under Subsection (e), the commissioner may not extend the time
for decision beyond that 30-day period.
(d) The commissioner shall immediately give written notice to the converting company
of the commissioner's decision and, if the commissioner disapproves the plan, a detailed
statement of the reasons for the disapproval.
(e) The commissioner may retain, at the mutual insurance company's expense, a qualified
expert who is not a member of the commissioner's staff to assist the commissioner
in reviewing the conversion plan and the valuation required under Section 826.054(a). If the commissioner retains a qualified expert under this subsection, the commissioner
may extend the period for decision by an additional 60 days beyond the initial 60-day
(f) After giving written notice to the converting company and other interested persons,
the commissioner may hold a hearing on whether the conversion plan complies with this
chapter. The company and any other interested person have the right to appear at the hearing. Notice to interested persons who have not filed an appearance in the matter may
be made through publication in the Texas Register.
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