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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The 85th Legislative Session

    The 85th Legislative Session is here and we’re ready for the fight. We’re ready to make a stand to preserve policyholder protections, make our roads safer, and protect consumers.

    Thanks to your support last session, we were able to beat back insurance lobbyists’ efforts to rob Texas policyholders of their vital legal protections. Now, insurance lobbyists are coming back for your rights.

Latest from Eye on Texas

  • Stop "Swoop and Settle"

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    You have just been involved in a car wreck. Your car is destroyed. You are hurting and disoriented. After you exchange insurance information with the other driver, take photos of the damage, gather witness information, and get to the doctor, what comes next? Often the other driver's insurance company calls wanting a recorded statement from you.

  • Statement on B.C. v. Steak N Shake Operations, Inc.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    Tori Sommerman, deputy director of Texas Watch, released the following statement:

  • Written Testimony: Texas Policyholders Need to be Heard

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    On October 5th, the Senate Business & Commerce Committee will meet to discuss weather-related litigation in Texas. While industry insiders will testify before the committee and spin the anti-policyholder message pushed throughout the last legislative session and the interim, a key voice is being left out of the legislative process: Texas policyholders. 

  • WATCH: Deputy Director Ware Wendell Testifies at TDI Arbitration Hearing

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Since uncovering the insurance industry ploy to force consumers with disputes into the biased, secret process of arbitration, Texas Watch has fought hard to preserve policyholders' legal protections.

  • ICYMI: TDI's Arbitration Hearing Highlights

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    UPDATE: The Texas Department of Insurance announced this November that it will not be approving the dangerous arbitration provision. This summer, you and thousands of Texas policyholders signed the petition to keep the kangaroo court of arbitration out of Texas insurance policies. Your efforts helped preserve the vital legal rights of Texas families and businesses. But, the fight is not over. Help us defeat insurance lobbyists once again by signing this petition.   

  • VIDEO: Keep the Kangaroo Court Out of Texas Insurance

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Dealing with your insurance company is hard enough. Now, insurance lobbyists want to make it even harder for policyholders get their claims paid in full and on time. Their latest scheme would force policyholders into the biased, secretive process of arbitration, a kangaroo court where the decision maker is chosen and paid for by the insurance company.