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Texas Storms Trigger Claims Processing Extension

April 30, 2014 AAIS Advisory notice

Insurers have additional time to process claims from eight counties in east-central Texas that were struck by severe storms in mid-April.

A bulletin from the Texas Department of Insurance declares that the event is considered a catastrophe for purposes of claims handling, thus triggering a Texas insurance code provision that extends claims-handling deadlines for 15 days.

The bulletin reminds insurers that they are still expected "to promptly identify, evaluate, and resolve these claims."

AAIS Advisory notices are posted periodically to announce AAIS product developments, and to provide news items that are relevant to our program users. Advisory notices are news summaries that paraphrase documents which should be consulted directly for complete, authoritative information. 

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