Bulletin: CT2020001

Date:
February 19, 2020
To:
All Connecticut Issuing Offices
RE:
RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Rate Increase

Dear Associates:

The Connecticut Insurance Department recently approved the 9% increase in title premiums effective as of March 1, 2020. This rate increase is consistent with the increases made by other title underwriters.

Software currently in use will be modified to reflect this rate change. If you have any questions concerning your software updates, please contact your agency representative. While the new rate is applicable to all transactions quoted on or after March 1, 2020, existing transactions quoted using the current rate will be honored during this transition.

Please contact your title production software vendor to get the new rate/form changes implemented in your system.

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

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, please log onto www.vuwriter.com.

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:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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