The purpose of this bulletin is to inform insurers, and their managing general agents and representative, that the Texas Financial Responsibility Verification Program (FRVP) Reporting Guide and User Manual (user manual), which provides technical guidance to insurers on compliance with the requirements and procedures specified in the FRVP rules (28 TAC §§5.601 - 5.611), has been updated. The updates are outlined in Appendix 1 of the Reporting Guide and User Manual, Version 1.5. The updated version of the user manual provides additional guidance for insurers related to unmatched data (Section VI.D.1.b). The Department will begin mailing notices to unmatched policyholders in October 2009. The updated version of the manual also provides guidance for insurers related to the Ongoing Verification Process, notices to potentially uninsured vehicle owners, and confirmation of insurance coverage provided by a consumer (Section VI.F.2). The Department will begin mailing notices related to the Ongoing Verification Process in early 2010.
The updated version of the user manual may be obtained from the Property and Casualty General Management Section of the Texas Department of Insurance (Department), Mail Code 105-5F, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, TX 78714, or the Department's website at www.tdi.state.tx.us/auto/frvp_company.html. A copy may also be requested via email at TexasFRVP@tdi.state.tx.us.
Questions relating to this bulletin should be directed to Melissa Burkhart at 512-305-7201.
C. H. Mah
Senior Associate Commissioner
Property & Casualty Program (MC 105-5G)
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714