Tex. Ins. Code Section 542A.001

In this chapter:


“Agent” means an employee, agent, representative, or adjuster who performs any act on behalf of an insurer.


“Claim” means a first-party claim that:


is made by an insured under an insurance policy providing coverage for real property or improvements to real property;


must be paid by the insurer directly to the insured; and


arises from damage to or loss of covered property caused, wholly or partly, by forces of nature, including an earthquake or earth tremor, a wildfire, a flood, a tornado, lightning, a hurricane, hail, wind, a snowstorm, or a rainstorm.


“Claimant” means a person making a claim.


“Insurer” means a corporation, association, partnership, or individual, other than the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, engaged as a principal in the business of insurance and authorized or eligible to write property insurance in this state, including:


an insurance company;


a reciprocal or interinsurance exchange;


a mutual insurance company;


a capital stock insurance company;


a county mutual insurance company;


a farm mutual insurance company;


a Lloyd’s plan;


an eligible surplus lines insurer; or


the FAIR Plan Association, unless a claim-related dispute resolution procedure is available to policyholders under Chapter 2211 (Fair Plan).


“Person” means a corporation, association, partnership, or other legal entity or individual.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 151 (H.B. 1774), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 542A.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.­542A.­htm#542A.­001 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 542A.001’s source at texas​.gov