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COMMISSIONER'S BULLETIN # B-0022-09

April 29, 2009


To: ALL COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS, EXCHANGES, MUTUALS, RECIPROCALS, ASSOCIATIONS, LLOYDS, OR OTHER INSURERS WRITING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND TO OTHER AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY


Re: Weather-Related Events Occurring On April 16, 2009 Through April 18, 2009,

In accordance with the Insurance Code, Section 542.059, and 28 TAC 5.9303, the Texas Department of Insurance has determined the weather-related events occurring on April 16, 2009 through April 18, 2009, in the counties of Bell, Bexar, Brazoria, Burnet, Colorado, Coryell, Crosby, Dallas, DeWitt, Ector, Fannin , Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales, Grayson, Guadalupe, Hale, Harris, Hill, Howard, Kaufman, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Martin, McLennan, Midland, Mitchell, Montgomery, Potter, Randall, Robertson, San Jacinto, San Saba, Stephens, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Travis, Val Verde, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wichita, Williamson, and Zapata, are a catastrophe for the purpose of claims processing.

Claims resulting directly from the above-defined catastrophe in the counties listed above shall be subject to the additional time periods authorized by Section 542.059, Texas Insurance Code for the processing of claims.

This declaration is based upon the representation that the additional time periods are necessary due to the large volume of claims resulting directly from the above-defined catastrophe and with the further understanding that insurers will continue to promptly identify, evaluate, and resolve these claims. Insurers shall promptly acknowledge receipt of a claim and make appropriate assignments for the investigation of a claim. Policyholders should continue to receive the timely service that they expect and should not be delayed in receiving the benefits that they deserve because of the additional time periods.

Marilyn Hamilton, Associate Commissioner
Property & Casualty Program MC 104-PC



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