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Texas (TX) Annuity Information

The State of Texas (TX) Department of Insurance

Texas Department of Insurance was created in 1874 after the 14th Legislature passed a law regulating the life and health insurance business in the areas of company formation, activities and coverage. passing a law regulating the life and health insurance business in the areas of company formation, activities and coverage.  


Agency Mission
The Texas Department of Insurance mission is to protect insurance consumers by:

    Regulating the insurance industry fairly and diligently

    Promoting a stable and competitive market

    Providing information that makes a difference.

Providing the best value in services to the people of Texas

Applying the law and the agency policy fairly and consistently throughout the state,

Communicating openly and providing timely and accurate information to the public we serve, and to all our fellow employees, and

Communicating internally and externally, we evaluate and adjust the course of the agency in response to changes in conditions.

David Mattax was appointed Commissioner of Insurance in January 2015. He oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and provides information and assistance to insurance consumers.

Mattax serves in a variety of capacities with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners  (NAIC), including chair of the Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation Committee, vice chair of the Financial Condition Committee, and secretary-treasurer of the NAIC’s Western Zone.

He served as a deputy attorney general for defense litigation, past director of defense litigation, and past chief of the financial litigation division for then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the Attorney General’s Office, Mattax represented the Texas Department of Insurance in numerous matters, including insurer receivership cases, disputes over the application of federal law, and contested rate cases.

Mattax is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Texas Federal District courts, Fourth and Fifth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Texas (TX) Annuity Resources: For answers to general insurance questions, for information about filing an insurance-related complaint, or to report suspected insurance fraud, call the Consumer Help Line 1-800-252-3439 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Central time, Monday-Friday, or visit our website at www.tdi.texas.gov.


Capital: Austin
State Commissioner: David Mattax
Insurance Hotline: 1- 800-578-4677
Annuity Guarantee Limit: $100,000
Website: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/
Links: http://www.txlifega.org/

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