Bulletin: CA2018003

Date:
October 16, 2018
To:
All California Issuing Offices
RE:
RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Updated Rate Manual

Dear Associates:

As you are aware, the Stewart Title Guaranty Company Schedule of Charges and Forms for Title Insurance in the State of California ("Manual") has been amended and updated and, pending California Department of Insurance approval, is anticipated to become effective on November 26, 2018. The details of that filing were provided in Bulletin CA2018002.

Since that bulletin, a typographical error was discovered in Section 2.20 B1 c & d, i.e., it accidentally said “with” instead of “without” when describing the extended policy. These two subsections have been updated in the attached redline version and version with those changes accepted; attached are the links for your convenience. (Click here to view a copy of the “Redline” and the “Accepted” versions).

If you have any questions relating to this or other bulletins, please contact a Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriter.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
CA2018002 RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Rate Manual Update
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None