Bulletin: NY000482

Date:
November 02, 2011
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
High Liability/ Over Limit Policy Approval Procedures

Stewart Agency Legal Services would like to remind all of our policy issuing offices of its hi li approval procedures. Please review these procedures and do not hesitate to contact us at 800-433-0014 if you have any questions.

Request Form

The form for High-Li/ Over-Limit Policy Requests is located in the Stewart Agent Resource Center on http://www.stewartnewyork.com.  The form is located in the “Forms & Requests” section.  For your convenience, the form is available in Word and PDF format.

How to Access the Stewart Agent Resource Center
Please go to http://www.stewartnewyork.com
Click on “Agent Login”.
Enter your Agent ID Number as your password.
If you do not know your Agent ID No., please call 800-433-0014. 

Sending a Request
When sending a request, we would ask that all high-li/ over-limit policy request forms be emailed to HighLiPolicy@stewart.com or faxed to 646-525-3596.  The centralization of this process will allow us to process your requests in a more efficient manner.

You must provide us with a working and monitored email address so that we may communicate with you. 

Once the request is assigned to counsel, you will receive a confirmation email advising of the contact information of the counsel working on your request.  Please contact the assigned counsel with any questions.

If for some reason you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us directly so we may assist you. 

AGENTS IN ALL ZONES SHOULD FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE.  NO HI LI APPROVAL REQUESTS SHOULD BE SENT TO ANY OTHER OFFICE. 

We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

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.