Binding Authority Suspended LA, Coastal Counties of TX, and AL and MS


Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico

Due to the disturbance off the coast of Louisiana and Texas, effective, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 8:00 AM CST, Binding Authority is suspended for new wind business for Personal Lines, Builders Risk, and all Commercial lines in the entire state of Louisiana and the following counties of Texas: Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, De Witt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Wharton, and Willacy.

Binding Authority is also suspended for new wind business for Builders Risk in Alabama and Mississippi.


You will be able to quote, but will not be able to bind after July 23, 2020, at 8:00 AM CST. No application for new business or endorsements for increased coverage may be bound, written or issued, regardless of the effective date, during binding restrictions.

We will update the system and reinstate binding when the suspension is lifted.

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Toll-Free Phone: 800.765.9700
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We understand your customers may not want claims adjusters coming into their homes during this time of the global pandemic.  After a claim is reported, whether online or by phone, your customers can communicate with claims representatives via text through our virtual assistant. 

Rapid responses to water damage are critical to protecting your customer's home!  For emergency water mitigation, call one of our preferred vendors.

  • Rytech - Serving Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas
    Phone: 800.865.8787
  • ADS  - Serving Florida and Louisiana 
    Phone: 888.898.0699

Please stay safe! Our claims team is ready and willing to assist.

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