Access Insurance Company was found to be insolvent and placed into liquidation by the 261st District Court of Travis County, Texas pursuant to an Agreed Order dated March 13, 2018.
The Liquidation Order permanently enjoins all persons, including policyholders and
creditors, from instituting or further prosecuting any action against Access except
within the Texas liquidation proceedings. In addition, the Texas Guaranty Act imposes
an automatic six-
The Texas Commissioner of Insurance issued an Order designating Access as an impaired insurer
effective March 13, 2018. The TPCIGA thus became obligated to undertake its statutory obligations to
Texas policyholders and claimants under TEX.INS.CODE chapter 462 on that date.
CANCELLATION OF POLICIES
The Liquidation Order cancels all in-
NEW & PENDING LOSS CLAIMS INFORMATION
All new claims should continue to be reported to Access at www.access.com or by calling
The Receiver will arrange for the transfer of loss claim files to TPCIGA and other
state guaranty associations for handling. TPCIGA will only handle claims involving
Texas policyholders or claimants; residents of other states will be directed to their
state's guaranty association. Texas policyholders and claimants are requested to
forgo contacting TPCIGA on non-
If you have any potentially applicable insurance through another carrier, including uninsured motorists' coverage or health insurance, that insurance is now primary and you should contact your carrier to make a claim. All forms of other available insurance must be exhausted before TPCIGA can consider payment of your claim.
LAWSUITS & STAY OF LITIGATION
Any pending lawsuit involving a Texas insured or policyholder in which Access is obligated to defend a party is automatically stayed for a period of six months from the date of the Commissioner's order designating Access as an impaired insurer, or until September 13, 2018, pursuant to TEX.INS.CODE §462.309. The statute of limitations is not tolled by the automatic stay.
PRIOR OR PENDING SETTLEMENTS
TPCIGA is not bound by a settlement or release entered into by Access or its insureds, and such a settlement is not evidence of liability or damages against TPCIGA or an insured. TEX.INS.CODE §462.303. TPCIGA is obligated to review all Texas claims to determine the extent to which they may be payable under the Guaranty Act.
Texas claims for unearned premium will be processed as soon as possible after TPCIGA receives all necessary financial information from the Receiver. It is not necessary to file a claim with TPCIGA for your unearned premium.
RECEIVER CONTACT INFORMATION
The Commissioner of Insurance has appointed Cantilo & Bennett, L.L.P. as Special Deputy Receiver (SDR)
for Access. Contact the SDR by calling 512-
Information as of 04/05/2018
Access Insurance Company
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