Updated compliance solution for new Texas claim-reporting requirementsBy Stephen Adams | January 4, 2016
ISO ClaimSearch® helps property/casualty insurers comply with child support reporting requirements in five mandatory states and up to 48 voluntary states and territories (free for ISO ClaimSearch members). Texas recently made changes to regulation SB 1174 to narrow the scope of required property damage matching to only third-party property damage claims, effective February 1, 2016.
The ISO ClaimSearch team has made the necessary adjustments to our existing Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) services as a method by which we can report additional coverages to Texas in accordance with the increased Texas requirement. ISO ClaimSearch now has the capacity to fulfill the added CSEA requirement.
The enhancement to the CSEA service mirrors the existing service for property/casualty insurers, and it will use much of the existing infrastructure. A participant can elect to participate and have the additional claims searched and matched by submitting a completed data authorization form to ISO ClaimSearch. If your organization has already elected to participate in the original Texas property damage matching, no further action is required, provided you still wish the matching to occur. By selecting Texas Property Damage matching service, ISO ClaimSearch will take the following actions on your behalf:
- automatically check your appropriate claims against the Texas database
- return positive match results
- report to the Child Support Lien Network (CSLN) or the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
- forward matches to CSLN or OCSE for their confirmation and necessary action response
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