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Congress, SL Market Must Respond to NFIP

The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX), in partnership with Insurance Licensing Services of America (ILSA), have produced a podcast on the state of the insurance industry in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The podcast is available on the...

Department Data Call

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued data calls to admitted and surplus lines insurers in Texas for claims information resulting from Hurricane Harvey in 62 affected counties. The goal is to gather information to be used to determine the...

Sullivan Appointed Texas Commissioner of Insurance

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Kent Sullivan has been appointed Texas Commissioner of Insurance. Sullivan is a partner at Jackson Walker law firm, which has offices across Texas. He practices civil litigation, government and internal...

TDI Issues Bulletins on Harvey, Legislation

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued a number of bulletins regarding Hurricane Harvey, as well as legislation affecting insurance that has recently been enacted. The bulletins can be viewed below. Commissioner's Bulletin #B-0025-17 Hurricane...

Paul Martin Joins Myron Steves in San Antonio

 Houston, Texas – Paul Martin, CPCU, has joined Myron F. Steves and Company as Director of Education and Development. Paul will also oversee the Company’s operations in San Antonio. Paul’s wide-ranging experience will further Myron Steves’ continuing...

Texas MGAs for Disaster Relief Fund

Inspired by the many “Texans helping Texans,” a collective group of independent Managing General Agents (MGAs) has joined forces to create a donation and relief fund for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 100% of donations will be used to purchase items...

Congress Passes Bill to Extend NFIP

The United States Congress has passed a bill that will extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until December 8, 2017. The bill was passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday, then approved by the House of Representatives today. Next, it will be sent...

Editorial: Hurricane Takeaways

By Norma Carabajal Essary, CPCU, ARM   Beyond the path of destruction left behind Hurricane Harvey and Irma, evidence points to a paradigm shift that will quickly emerge over the course of the next couple of months and years.  Harvey provided the...

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