- March 18, 2011
- All Pennsylvania Issuing Offices
- Revisions to Pennsylvania Manual of Rates and New Policies and Endorsements Effective March 1, 2011
The Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Pennsylvania ("TIRBOP") last year submitted to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department 3 new policies and 4 new endorsements. The forms were approved effective March 1, 2011.
The revisions to the Rate Manual merely reflect the addition of the new forms. The forms are available from the Pennsylvania home office.
The Rate Manual will be available under the "Forms and Policy Information" Index on our website: www.stewart.com/pennsylvania.
There has been no change to the Schedule of Rates. Please see the revised Rate Manual pages for the cost of the new endorsements. The rates for the new policies can be found in §5.17 of the Rate Manual.
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