- July 27, 2011
- All Ohio Issuing Offices
- New Ohio Rate and Form Filing
The Ohio Title Insurance Rating Bureau has approved the following changes to the Promulgated Rates for use in
The following amended ALTA Policy Forms have been approved for use in
The following Endorsements have been approved as a NEW FILING:
The following rate rules have been amended:
PR-2 has been amended to read as follows:
PR-2 SIMULTANEOUS ISSUANCE OF OWNER’S FEE POLICY AND AN OWNERS POLICY WITH LEASEHOLD ENDORSEMENTS
When an Owner’s Fee Policy and an Owner’s Policy with Leasehold endorsement covering identical land are issued simultaneously, the rate for an Owner’s Fee Policy shall be the Applicable Owner’s Rate. The rate for each Owner’s Policy with Leasehold endorsement so simultaneously issued shall be 30% of the Original Rate for an Owner’s Policy up to the amount of the Owner’s Fee Policy, the minimum premium being $100.00 for each Owner’s Policy with Leasehold endorsement. The rate on the amount of each Owner’s Policy with Leasehold endorsement in excess of the Owner’s Fee Policy is the Original Rate for Owner’s Policy in the applicable bracket or brackets for such excess amount.
ER-23 has been amended to read as follows:
ER-23 OTIRB OH - 23 CO-INSURANCE – SINGLE POLICY
(ALTA FORM 23)
As a transaction where the total liability is assumed by two or more co-insurers, with the liability being divided between the co-insurers from the first dollar, the rate applicable to the liability assumed by each co-insurer shall be the applicable rate computed as though each coinsurer were the primary insurer from the first dollar of its liability. There is no additional premium for the endorsement.
The following has been added:
In all transactions where the total liability is assumed by two or more co-insurers, with the liability being divided between the co-insurers from the first dollar, the rate applicable to the liability assumed by each co-insurer shall be the applicable rate computed as though each co-insurer were the primary insurer from the first dollar of its liability.
Attached is the updated Ohio Rate Manual.
As a reminder, agents using AFW should contact PropertyInfo Customer Care to get the new rate changes implemented in their AFW system.
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- Bulletins Replaced:
- Related Bulletins:
- Underwriting Manual:
- Exceptions Manual: