Effective September 1, 2019, the Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 604 which changes the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority. In addition, the Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 2048, which amends Texas Civil Statutes, Article 4413 (37) increasing the fee each insurer must pay to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority from $2 to $4 per motor vehicle year.
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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.