TDI orders unlicensed insurer, Salvasen Health, to wind down operations in Texas

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) issued a consent order (PDF) on April 26th requiring Houston-based operation Salvasen Health to stop selling unauthorized health insurance and begin an orderly shutdown.
The consent order, effective immediately, was issued to Salvasen Health and its owner / CEO, Barry Jay Glenn, because they were engaged in the business of insurance without a license from TDI. 

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TDI and other state regulators received numerous complaints saying the insurance plans sold by Salvasen did not offer the health coverage buyers had been promised.The company agreed to terminate all insurance plans at the end of March and begin shutting down.Under the terms of the order, Salvasen must continue paying claims until all obligations are met. If funds or assets remain, the company must pay back premiums collected from consumers. Glenn and Salvasen will not be allowed to apply for a TDI-issued license for 10 years.

According to the order, Salvasen marketed health insurance products across the country and sold about 65,000 unauthorized health plans.

What does this mean for policyholders?

  • Policyholders should continue submitting claims according to Salvasen insurance plan documents.
  • A special enrollment period will allow those impacted to get a new insurance plan for 2022 coverage on the federal health marketplace, Healthcare.gov. The enrollment period ends June 9, 2022.
  • If policyholders have issues, they can submit a complaint to TDI by visiting www.tdi.texas.gov and clicking on “Get help with a question or complaint.”

For more information, contact: MediaRelations@tdi.texas.gov

This press release was provided by Texas Department of Insurance.