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Texans in Congress Push for Harvey Aid

U.S. Representatives from Texas have introduced the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act, which would instruct federal agencies to release $16 billion in disaster funding to states and territories impacted by severe weather within 60 days. Under the...

SLTX Welcomes 2019 Board of Director Appointees

Three individuals have been named to the SLTX Board of Directors, with three-year terms set to run through December 31, 2021. These board members assume the vacancies of Chairman Greg Rubel, Vice Chairman Robby Neill, and Andrew Fieker, whose terms ended...

Commercial Insurance Pricing Increases in 2019 Q1

Global commercial insurance pricing increased by 3% on average in the first quarter of 2019, according to Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index. The report evaluates commercial insurance premium pricing change at renewal, capturing year-over-year pricing...

TDI to Accept Comments on Consumer Bill of Rights Draft

The Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) has petitioned the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) to adopt its draft of the Consumer Bill of Rights for Homeowners, Dwelling, and Renters Insurance. TDI will accept public comments on the rule draft until...

New Flood Maps to Take Effect in Harris County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that new flood maps will become effective on November 15, 2019, for Harris County, Texas, which encompasses the city of Houston. It is important for consumers to understand flood risks so that...

Purchasing Group Flag Deployed in SLTX EFS

A new feature allowing agents and brokers to indicate whether or not an insured is a purchasing group is now available within the SLTX Electronic Filing System (EFS). A “Yes” or “No” button has been added, so that SLTX may record purchasing group policies....

TDI to Hold Public Hearing on Agent, Adjuster Testing Service

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) will hold a public hearing to consider the selection of a licensing examination testing service for agent and adjuster licensing tests. The hearing will be held Monday, May 20, 2019, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the William...

Harvey Disaster Declaration Extended

A disaster declaration first put into place on August 23, 2017, following Hurricane Harvey in Texas has been extended by Gov. Greg Abbott. The declaration has been renewed monthly since September 2017 for the 60 counties impacted so that state resources...

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