Coverage from out-of-state companies not licensed in Texas but legally eligible to sell insurance on a "surplus lines" basis. Surplus lines companies generally charge more than licensed companies and often offer less coverage.
Insurance not usually available from admitted carriers, so written in non-admitted companies.
A term originating in property/casualty insurance, used to describe any risk or part thereof for which insurance is not available through a company licensed in the applicant's state (an "admitted" insurer). The business, therefore, is placed with "non-admitted" insurers (insurers not licensed in the state) in accordance with surplus or excess lines provisions of state insurance laws. These provisions generally allow operations on a relatively unregulated basis; that is, the non-admitted insurer is not subject to the same rate or coverage requirements that apply to an admitted insurer.
A risk or a part of a risk for which there is no market available through the original broker or agent in its jurisdiction. Therefore, it is placed with non-admitted insurers on an unregulated basis, in accordance with the surplus or excess lines provisions of the state law. (11/91)
Property/casualty insurance coverage that isn't available from insurers licensed in the state, called admitted companies, and must be purchased from a non-admitted carrier. Examples include risks of an unusual nature that require greater flexibility in policy terms and conditions than exist in standard forms or where the highest rates allowed by state regulators are considered inadequate by admitted companies. Laws governing surplus lines vary by state.
A risk or a part of a risk for which there is no normal insurance market available, insurance written by non-admitted insurance company.
(See NON-ADMITTED INSURER)