Texas Penal Code § 35.01. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) “Insurance policy” means a written instrument in which is provided the terms of any certificate of insurance, binder of coverage, contract of insurance, benefit plan, nonprofit hospital service plan, motor club service plan, surety bond, cash bond, or any other alternative to insurance authorized by Chapter 601, Transportation Code.  The term includes any instrument authorized to be regulated by the Texas Department of Insurance.

(2) “Insurer” has the meaning assigned by Article 1.02, Insurance Code .

(3) “Statement” means an oral or written communication or a record or documented representation of fact made to an insurer.  The term includes computer-generated information.

(4) “Value of the claim” means the total dollar amount of a claim for payment under an insurance policy or, as applicable, the value of the claim determined under Section 35.025 .


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