TLTA is pleased to present an updated on-demand recording of a unique educational opportunity for new title agency owners, those new to a management position or those in need of a refresher. Presented by outstanding and experienced title industry professionals, this one-of-a-kind program will cover topics such as regulatory compliance, accounting, other key duties and responsibilities of a title agent and much more.
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FULL 2019 OWNING AND MANAGING A TEXAS TITLE AGENCY SERIES

Recorded April 8-9, 2019
Updated to include all the latest TDI regulations, this program was designed to satisfy the requirements of Rule P-28(B) by the Texas Department of Insurance for management personnel of title agents applying to be licensed.

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UNIT 1:
Introduction to Title Insurance and Title Insurance in Texas

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • What Is Title Insurance?
  • Components of the Title Insurance Process
  • Title Insurance in Texas – What Is Included in the Premium
  • Title Insurance Forms: Commitments, Policies, Endorsements and Binders
  • Flow of a Title Insurance Transaction
PRESENTED BY
Lisa Beville, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group
Teresa Frost, CTIP, National Investors Title Insurance Company

UNIT 2:
Title Insurance, Escrow/Settlement and Regulators: An In-Depth Look

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • State and Federal Regulatory Bodies – Who's Who
  • Important Texas and Federal Statutes and Regulations – Basic Manual of Rules, Rates and Forms, RESPA and More
  • Key Regulatory Responsibilities
PRESENTED BY:
Cass Burton, Burton and Bedell, P.L.L.C.
G. Roland Love, Independence Title

UNIT 3:
Rules and Laws that Affect the Texas Title Agent's Business Model

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • Steps to Licensing; Steps to Starting a Business
  • Title Plants – You Must Have One
  • The Underwriter/Agent Relationship
  • Duties of Licensed Escrow Officers
  • Who Can Receive a Portion of a Title Insurance Premium?
  • Rules Governing Issuing Title Policies
PRESENTED BY:
Teresa Frost, CTIP, National Investors Title Insurance Company
Sini Blacquiere, Fidelity National Title Group 

UNIT 4:
Accounting Principles and Practices for Escrow/Settlement and Title Agents

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • Important Terms to Understand and Including the Role of a Fiduciary
  • Texas Minimum Escrow Accounting Standards
  • Trust and Escrow Accounts
  • Texas "Good Funds" Rule
  • Audit Process and Texas Minimum Requirements for Audits
  • Guaranty Fees and – Collecting, Managing and Reporting
PRESENTED BY:
Brenda Nelson, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Nancy Waggoner, Nancy Waggoner, CPA

UNIT 5:
Financial Responsibilities of the Title and Agent - Outside of Escrows

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • Create a Business Plan
  • Forecasting and Budgeting in Title Insurance and Escrow/Settlement
  • General Business Accounting and Financial Duties
  • State and Federal Reporting for Title Agents
  • Owner/Manager Checklist
  • Reporting Calendar
PRESENTED BY:
Dawn Enoch Moore, Allegiance Title Company
Nancy Waggoner, Nancy Waggoner, CPA

UNIT 6:
Additional Duties and Responsibilities of a Title Insurance Agent

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • Reducing Risks for Underwriters and Owners
  • Hiring and Managing Employees
  • Responsibilities of Manager, Escrow Officer, Agent, Etc.
  • When to Call the Underwriter
  • Escrow/Settlement Work Flow
  • Claims and Losses
PRESENTED BY:
Celia C. Flowers, Flowers Title Companies, LLC
G. Roland Love, Independence Title

UNIT 7:
Review, Reminders and Miscellaneous Information

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • All Agents Are Not Equal
  • Not all Closings Are the Same
  • Potential Areas of Risk
  • Not All Transactions Are Insurable
  • What it Takes to Obtain a Title Agent's License in Texas
  • How to Keep Track of Prospective Changes
PRESENTED BY: 
J. Christopher Phillips, First National Title Insurance Company
Angie Fling, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

UNIT 8:
Ethics Panel Discussion

THIS UNIT COVERS
  • Join our panel of experts as they discuss a variety of fact-based scenarios posing ethical dilemmas for title professionals.
PRESENTED BY: 
Various Presenters

CE CREDITS

8 hours of CE general escrow credit and 1 hour ethics from the Texas Department of Insurance available (expires 5/7/21).

If you have attended the live, in-person event Aug. 8-9, 2019, in Dallas, you are not eligible for CE credit from this webinar series. 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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