Gov. Abbott Approves Suspension of Certain Licensing Requirements and Fees

On September 6, 2017, Governor Abbott, in accordance with § 418.016 of the Government Code, approved suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees in order to allow all Texas‑licensed insurance agents and adjusters who are subject to the provisions listed below to focus on assisting Texas insureds in recovering from Hurricane Harvey. The effects of the suspensions are:

The period to renew an expired license described in Insurance Code § 4003.007 is 150 days for all licenses that expire on or before December 31, 2017.

The $25 late renewal fee described in Insurance Code § 4003.007(a)(2)(B) is waived for all licenses that expire on or before December 31, 2017.

The $50 automatic fine associated with not completing continuing education requirements described in § 19.1016(b)(1) of Title 28 of the Texas Administrative Code is waived for the current license period for all licenses that expire between August 24, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

The suspensions will be in effect until the earlier of the dates noted above, the date the Office of the Governor terminates the suspension, or until the Harvey disaster declaration is lifted or expires. Read the Commissioner’s Bulletin.

Please direct questions regarding this bulletin to the Agent and Adjuster Licensing Office by calling (512) 676-6500, or by email at Licensing_Harveyresponse@tdi.texas.gov.

 

 

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