- October 15, 2007
- All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
- Electronic Distribution of New York Alerts and Bulletins
In an effort to improve our bulletin and alert notification process, Stewart Title Insurance Company (STIC) will officially move all legal notices to email format this fall. We are currently utilizing fax distribution and do not feel that the bulletins and alerts are reaching our agents in a timely manner. We ask that each agency provide two email addresses for bulletins and alerts. Instructions and helpful suggestions for registering are at the end of this bulletin.
A history of the alerts and bulletins released by STIC is available on the following websites:
- The STIC Agent Resource Center: www.stewartnewyork.com.
- Virtual Underwriter: http://www.vuwriter.com.
A searchable database for Alerts is available on Stewart’s patriot search website.
- Stewart Special Alerts: https://specialalerts.stewart.com.
All Alerts and Bulletins on these Websites and as emailed must be read so that proper Underwriting decisions can be made. It is the obligation of each Agent to read and disseminate the information in the Alerts and bulletins to all appropriate personnel.
If you have any questions or concerns about this matter, please call (212) 922-0050. Thank you all for your cooperation and continued support!
How to register
- Please go to www.stewartnewyork.com
- Click on Agent Log-In on the left navigation bar
- Enter the company’s Agent ID Number in the password field.
If you do not know the Agent ID Number, please call 212-922-0050.
- Click on Registration
We suggest that you create an email address or distribution group to receive them. (For example firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com). This will ensure that if an employee leaves or is on vacation, your company will still receive all notices from Stewart. This will also fulfill the email requirement for STIC.
As a preventative method, please add us to your Address Book or Safe Senders List so your company’s junk-mail blocker does not delay delivery of bulletins & alerts.
Name: Stewart Title Insurance Company
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.