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New Mandatory Data Call for Texas-Licensed P&C Insurers
Category: Insurance Regulatory
On September 7, 2021, the Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) issued a mandatory data call to collect information about “disallowed expenses.” Disallowed expenses are certain administrative, operating, and other expenses incurred by an insurer that cannot be factored into the insurer’s rates, and…
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Insurers Are No Longer Required to File Rates and Forms for Certain Commercial Risks in Texas
Category: Insurance Regulatory
On September 1, 2021, Texas SB 1367 went into effect, exempting certain lines of commercial property and casualty insurance from rate and form filings, as summarized below. In other words, Insurers are no longer required to file rates and forms with TDI for certain commercial risks. Please note…
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LEGAL ALERT: Big Licensing Changes for Texas Insurance Professionals
Category: Insurance Regulatory
On September 1, 2021, Texas HB 4030 went into effect, bringing with it several significant changes for Texas licensed (resident and non-resident) insurance professionals. As summarized below, HB 4030 implements several changes to the Texas Insurance Code. The changes affect subagent designations…
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Costs of Wild Fires, Extreme Heat and Floods: California Department of Insurance Report Examines Climate Insurance
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Insurance Regulatory
The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) issued a report titled: Protecting Communities, Preserving Nature and Building Resiliency – How First-of-its-Kind Climate Insurance Will Help Combat the Cost of Wildfires, Extreme Heat and Floods (“Report”) The recommendations in the Report were…
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"No Surprises Act" Compliance Tips For Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Insurance Regulatory
On July 13th, group health plans and health insurance issuers subject to the Federal No Surprises Act (the “Act”) received the first phase of interim final rules promulgated under the Act (the “Rules”) and issued by the Office of Personnel Management, Department of Labor (DOL), Department of…
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