Ins. Code Section 2210.203
Issuance of Coverage; Term; Renewal
(a)If the association determines that the property for which an application for initial insurance coverage is made is insurable property, the association, on payment of the premium in full or in part as authorized under Section 2210.2032 (Premium Payment Methods), shall direct the issuance of an insurance policy as provided by the plan of operation.
(a-1)This subsection applies only to a structure constructed, altered, remodeled, or enlarged on or after September 1, 2009, and only for insurable property located in areas designated by the commissioner. Notwithstanding Subsection (a), if all or any part of the property to which this subsection applies is located in Zone V or another similar zone with an additional hazard associated with storm waves, as defined by the National Flood Insurance Program, and if flood insurance under that federal program is available, the association may not issue an insurance policy for initial or renewal coverage unless evidence that the property is covered by a flood insurance policy is submitted to the association. An agent offering or selling a Texas windstorm and hail insurance policy in any area designated by the commissioner under this subsection shall offer flood insurance coverage to the prospective insured, if that coverage is available.
(b)A policy issued under this section is for a one-year term.
(c)A policy may be renewed annually as long as the property continues to be insurable property.
(c-1)With the advice of the association, the commissioner shall adopt rules establishing a grace period of not more than 10 days after the due date for the receipt of payment of premium for the renewal of a policy.
(d)The commissioner, after receiving a recommendation from the board of directors, shall approve a commission structure for payment of an agent who submits an application for coverage to the association on behalf of a person who has an insurable interest in insurable property. The commission structure adopted by the commissioner must be fair and reasonable, taking into consideration the amount of work performed by an agent in submitting an application to the association and the prevailing commission structure in the private windstorm market.
Section 2210.203 — Issuance of Coverage; Term; Renewal,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.2210.htm#2210.203 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).