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COMMISSIONER'S BULLETIN # B-0007-13

March 19, 2013


To: ALL PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANIES WRITING DIRECT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESSOWNERS INSURANCE IN TEXAS


Re: Special Data Call for 2012 Commercial Property and Businessowners Direct Written Premium in the Texas Catastrophe Area

DUE: April 19, 2013

The Texas Department of Insurance issues the attached data call pursuant to §2210.052(b) of the Texas Insurance Code. This data call is designed to collect specific data from companies licensed to write direct commercial property or businessowners insurance in Texas during calendar year 2012. The data call is necessary to calculate participation shares in the event of assessments by TWIA.

Companies Subject to this Data Call

You must complete and return this call no later than April 19, 2013, because your company falls into one of the following two categories. You are required to submit the attached data call form and certification to TDI even if no applicable business is written in the Texas Catastrophe Area.

NOTE: This data call is only mailed to companies that fall into one of the following two categories.

Category 1

  • Companies reporting 2012 Texas commercial property or businessowners statistical data to the ISO under a minimum or limited reporting format which did not include place code or ZIP code level detail. This report specifically includes companies reporting under the TDI Minimum Reporting Guidelines for commercial lines statistical reporting.

Category 2

  • Companies reporting 2012 Texas commercial property or businessowners statistical data to ISO under a full reporting plan format which have not had all four quarters of their 2012 data fully accepted by ISO as of February 26, 2013. Companies falling into this category must report premiums for the entire year, not just the quarters of 2012 that have not been fully accepted by ISO.

Definitions of Terms

The Texas Catastrophe Area is defined as the area comprised of the following Texas counties: Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Willacy, and portions of Harris County listed below:

  • City of Morgan's Point
  • City of Seabrook - all areas east of Highway 146
  • City of La Porte - all areas east of Highway 146
  • City of Pasadena - all areas east of Highway 146
  • City of Shoreacres - all areas east of Highway 146

Voluntary Commercial Allied Lines Direct Written Premium is defined as the total direct written allied lines premium on commercial monoline or multiple peril policies insuring commercial risks in the Texas Catastrophe Area, which include coverage for losses due to windstorm damage. Voluntary premium does not include allied lines premium on policies insuring commercial risks in the catastrophe area if the policy contains a windstorm exclusion.

Voluntary Businessowners Direct Written Premium is defined as the total direct written premium on policies insuring commercial risks in the Texas Catastrophe Area, which include coverage for losses due to windstorm damage. Voluntary premium does not include direct written premium on policies insuring commercial risks in the catastrophe area if the policy contains a windstorm exclusion.

Complete and return the attached form for each company in your group no later than April 19, 2013, to one of the following:


Texas Department of Insurance
Property and Casualty - Data Services (MC 105-5D)
Attn: Gary Gola
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104

By email to gary.gola@tdi.texas.gov

By fax to 512-463-6122


The department or TWIA may request additional information in support of reported premium pursuant to this Special Data Call.

Direct questions about this data call to Gary Gola at 512-475-3026.

Gary Gola
Property and Casualty - Data Services

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