TAIPA has an opening on our Governing Committee for a Public Member
OPIC is seeking applicants to serve as a public member for the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA). The deadline to apply is July 5th.
A person may not serve as a public member if that person, an individual related to that person within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, or an individual residing in the same household with that person is:
- required to be registered or licensed under the Insurance Code;
- employed by or acts as a consultant to a person required to be registered or licensed under the Insurance Code;
- the owner of, or has a financial interest in, or participates in the management of an organization required to be registered or licensed under the Insurance Code;
- an officer, employer or consultant of an association in the field of insurance or;
- required to register as a lobbyist under Chapter 305, Government Code.
For more info and to download the application, visit our website: https://opic.texas.gov/auto-insurance/taipa-application/
TAIPA will be sending out all future bulletins via email. Please use this form for any updates: http://taipa.org/forms/apps/compaddresschange.pdf
TDI approves 2020 COVID-19 TAIPA Relief Program for TAIPA Private Passenger Auto Policies In Effect April and May 2020 click here
- Join our mailing list to receive updates on rate changes, manual revisions, and other important notices.
- Notice of TAIPA Annual Membership Meeting March 27, 2020 Bulletin 240 click here
- Amendment to TAIPA Personal Auto Policy–Effective January 1, 2020 Bulletin 239 click here
- Notice of TAIPA Rate Changes Effective March 1, 2020 Bulletin 235 click here
- Notice of TAIPA Amendment to TAIPA Plan Of Operation Bulletin 236 click here
- Questionnaire regarding TAIPA Assignments click here
How the TAIPA Application Process Works
Only minimum limits are available through TAIPA, which are currently 30/60/25 ($30,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident). Physical damage coverage is not available.
Certified agents (producers) submit Private Passenger or Commercial/Public applications for their applicants using the EASi website. The producer then mails the completed, signed application to TAIPA within one business day, along with the down payment. TAIPA processes the application, then assigns it to a company. TAIPA mails the application and down payment to the assigned company. The company will handle everything related to the policy from that point, including policy issuance, billing and payments, renewals, commissions, etc.
Purpose of the Association
The Association was created by statute and is subject to regulatory supervision of the Department of Insurance. The purpose of the Association is to make automobile bodily injury and property damage liability insurance required by the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act available to eligible applicants, subject to the rules of the Association.
The Association has established procedures for the equitable distribution of applications for insurance to be assigned to insurance companies. All insurance companies authorized to write motor vehicle liability policies in the State of Texas must be members of the Association and participate in its operation.
The Association is governed by Chapter 2151, Texas Insurance Code, and its Plan of Operation, which has been approved by the Commissioner of Insurance.