Bulletin: WI2009004

Date:
February 03, 2009
To:
All Wisconsin Issuing Offices
RE:
Notice to Insured about Their Right to File a Complaint

Dear Associates:

Since 1993, Wisconsin law has required that every insurer provide a statutory notice to each insured of the right to file a complaint with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. (Wis. Stats. §631.28; Wis. Adm. Code Ins. 6.85). This notice must be included with each policy sent to an insured.

To make this process easier, our technology arm has begun the process of adding the required statutory notice to your policy-issuing data bases. We do not yet have a firm date for completion of this process and will send an update when the form has been added.

Until then, please continue to send the following notice with each policy you issue:

KEEP THIS WITH YOUR INSURANCE PAPERS

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR INSURANCE? - If you are having problems with your insurance company or agent, do not hesitate to contact the insurance company or agent to resolve your problem.

Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Claims Department
1980 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056

You can also contact the OFFICE OF THE COMISSIONER OF INSURANCE, a state agency which enforces Wisconsin's insurance laws, and file a complaint. You can contact the OFFICE OF THE COMISSIONER OF INSURANCE by writing to:

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Complaints Department
P.O. Box 7873
Madison, WI 53707-7873

Or you can call 1-800-236-8517 outside of Madison or 266-0103 in Madison, and request a complaint form.

 

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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:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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