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."
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