This part of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (“TWIA”) website is dedicated to informing policyholders, agents, and other stakeholders about the changes to TWIA and the claims process resulting from the passage of House Bill 3 by the 82nd Legislature, 1st Called Special Session. It is important to know that the changes are occurring very quickly; the effective date of the new law is September 28, 2011. In addition, policy forms have been revised to reflect the changes to the law. These new policy forms will begin to be issued for new and renewal policies beginning November 27, 2011.
This section of the website includes detailed information about House Bill 3, including a copy of the text of the bill and a summary of the bill’s key sections. Also included in this section are documents intended to help you understand the significant changes. These documents include:
- an illustrative chart to show how the claims process works, timelines for filing and
processing claims, and the various claim dispute processes;
- copies of any proposed or adopted rules including a link to the TDI website; and
- a summary of the policy changes.
Meetings of the TWIA Board of Directors are open to the public and subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 Texas Government Code. Meetings are usually held quarterly, but may be scheduled whenever it is necessary for the board to meet. Dates, times, and materials for these meetings can be found in this section of the website. A roster for the TWIA Board of Directors and any committees is included.
In addition, TWIA will begin to broadcast Board of Directors meetings on this website after September 28, and an archive of past meetings will remain on the website for two years.
TWIA is subject to the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 Texas Government Code. This section of the website will explain the process for requesting public information from TWIA. Additional information regarding the Public Information Act may be found on the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) website. Letter rulings by the OAG that are related to TWIA are found on this website.