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23 March 2011
Texas HB 272 -  Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Texas HB 272 - Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Highlights from the Bill

Deadline for Filing Claim: (1)require an insured to file a claim under the policy not later than the first anniversary of the date on which the damage or loss that is the basis of the claim occurs; The commissioner, on a showing of good cause by a person insured under this chapter, may extend the one-year period described by Subsection (a)(1) for a period not to exceed 90 days.

The association may not pay or settle a claim described by Subsection (a) unless the person filing the claim provides evidence satisfactory to the association that, on the date of the loss that is the basis of the claim, the property insured under the association policy was also covered by a flood insurance policy in the amount required for issuance or renewal of the association policy under Section 2210.203(a-1).
 
Not later than the 30th day after the date a person insured under this chapter files a claim with the association, the association shall provide the person notice of whether the claim is accepted or denied and, if the claim is accepted, a written appraisal of the damage to the insured property

 

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