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Texas Commissioner of Insurance Adopts SLTX Plan of Operation

On July 3, 2020, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance released an official order regarding Plan of Operation amendments for the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas. Prior to the announcement, the Texas Department of Insurance held a public hearing on...

Texas Women Recognized as Elite Women in Insurance

Several Texas insurance professionals have been named as Insurance Business America’s Elite Women 2020. The list celebrates 77 female leaders in the industry who are making strides and forging a path for generations of men and women to come. This year’s...

Governor Abbott Provides Updates and Guidelines for COVID-19

On June 22, Governor Abbott addressed the State regarding updates on Texas’ continued response to COVID-19. The state is taking several steps to ensure the safety of citizens by increasing testing in hot spots, increasing the enforcement of health and...

First SMART Features Released June 2020

SLTX has released portions of its new online filing system, SMART, on June 12, 2020. At this time, surplus lines agents and brokers who file policies with SLTX using automated filing will have the opportunity to begin reviewing the necessary changes and...

TDI Announces Temporary License Update

The Texas Department of Insurance has announced the temporary license process to resume normal operations beginning August 15, 2020. Individuals applying for a temporary license need to submit fingerprints and $150 fee with their application. If a...

Governor Abbott Declares Phase III to Take Effect in Texas

Governor Greg Abbott announced the execution of phase III to take effect in the state of Texas on June 03, 2020. Executive Order No. GA-26 will allow all business to operate at 50% capacity with certain exceptions, however; COVID-19 guidelines by the Texas...

SL Growth Continues in Texas

Surplus lines premium in Texas has consistently broken records each month in 2020, according to data recorded by SLTX. For the first five months of this year, each recorded total has been the highest premium amount ever reported for that particular month....

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