BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
C.S.H.B. 3768 transfers an individual's title insurance coverage to the trust when the real property is also transferred into a trust to ensure the individual retains their insurance.
It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking
authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.
C.S.H.B. 3768 amends the Insurance Code to establish that the transfer by warranty deed of real
property into an inter vivos trust does not affect title insurance coverage of the property if the
trust settlor is a beneficiary of the trust during the settlor's lifetime. The bill provides that, on the
effective date of a transfer, the insurance coverage on the title of the real property transferred
applies to the trustee of the trust into which the settlor transferred the property. The bill provides
that the insurance company has the defenses to the coverage that the company had under the
policy against the original named.
C.S.H.B. 3768 makes its provisions applicable to an insurance policy or contract that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2010.
September 1, 2009.
C.S.H.B. 3768 correctly amends the Insurance Code to protect the title insurance of the settlor upon transfer of the home into the inter vivos trust instead of the Property Code. The original version of the bill placed the language in the Property Code.