Department of Insurance Bulletins

 

D.C. Moratorium on Cancellation

The District of Columbia extended its Public Health Emergency Declaration which includes direction to refrain from cancelling due to non-payment of premium. At this time the order extends through May 20, 2021. Read the full bulletin here. 

State of Maryland Issues Bulletin on USPS Delays

The State of Maryland issued Bulletin 21-08 on March 5, 2021. If you are located in Maryland and are having ongoing delays with mail delivery by the United States Postal Service, please contact Merchants Bonding Company. Read the full bulletin here.

Texas Declaration of Emergency: Severe Winter Weather

Texas Governor issued Bulletin # B-0005-21 on February 19, 2021. If you are located in Texas, were negatively impacted by the winter storm, are temporarily displaced from your home or are having difficulty paying your premiums, please contact Merchants Bonding Company. Read the full bulletin here. 

AZ ROC Cancellations

AZ ROC has notified Merchants Bonding Company that they are severely behind in processing cancellations on their website.

Cancellations from November and December have not been processed yet. If the cancellation was requested over 90 day ago, please send AZ ROC a follow up request, including a copy of NOC and original email. 

Massachusetts Flexibility on Cancellation

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts expects carriers to provide continued flexibility in the issuance and administration of insurance during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Public Health Crisis. Read the full bulletin here.

Alabama Declaration of Emergency: Tropical Storm Zeta

Alabama Governor issued Bulletin No. 2020-20 on November 9, 2020. If you are located in Alabama, were negatively impacted by Tropical Storm Zeta and are having difficulty paying your premiums or providing requested underwriting information, please contact Merchants Bonding Company. Expires 12/28/20

Louisiana Declaration of Emergency: Hurricane Laura

Effective August 27, 2020 Emergency Rule 45 was put into place, applying to principals who reside in one of the following 16 parishes, to wit: Acadia; Allen; Beauregard; Calcasieu; Cameron; Grant; Jackson; Jefferson; Davis; Lincoln; Natchitoches; Ouachita; Rapides; Sabine; Vermilion; Vernon; or Winn.

 

Rule 45 puts a moratorium on renewal cancellations for non-payment or lack of providing underwriting information on new business issued before August 27th and, renewals from August  27th until November 18th for people in the listed counties/parishes.  

Please contact Merchants Bonding Company at info@merchantsbonding.com if you reside in the above listed parishes and believe your bond was cancelled/non-renewed in error.