Ins. Code Section 2210.202
Application for Coverage; Declination Requirement
(a)A person who has an insurable interest in insurable property may apply to the association for insurance coverage provided under the plan of operation and an inspection of the property, subject to any rules established by the board of directors and approved by the commissioner. The association shall make insurance available to each applicant in the catastrophe area whose property is insurable property but who, after diligent efforts, is unable to obtain property insurance through the voluntary market, as evidenced by one declination from an insurer authorized to engage in the business of, and writing, property insurance providing windstorm and hail coverage in the first tier coastal counties. For purposes of this section, “declination” has the meaning assigned by the plan of operation and shall include a refusal to offer coverage for the perils of windstorm and hail and the inability to obtain substantially equivalent insurance coverage for the perils of windstorm and hail. Notwithstanding Section 2210.203 (Issuance of Coverage; Term; Renewal)(c), evidence of one declination every three calendar years is required before renewal of an association policy.
(b)A property and casualty agent must submit an application for initial insurance coverage on behalf of the applicant on forms prescribed by the association. An application for initial coverage must contain:
(1)a statement as to whether the applicant has submitted or will submit the required premium payment from personal funds or, if not, to whom a balance is or will be due; and
(2)a statement that the agent acting on behalf of the applicant possesses proof of the declination described by Subsection (a) and proof of flood insurance coverage or unavailability of that coverage as described by Section 2210.203 (Issuance of Coverage; Term; Renewal)(a-1).
Section 2210.202 — Application for Coverage; Declination Requirement,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.2210.htm#2210.202 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).