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  • Patrick Directs Senators to Study Insurance Claims Abuse

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has directed the Business & Commerce Committee to study insurance claims handling practices and the impact on Texas consumers and the Texas insurance market.

    Following is a statement from Alex Winslow, executive director of the policyholder advocacy organization Texas Watch:

  • 5 Reasons “Hot Coffee” Should be Your Netflix Pick

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    In 2011, the documentary “Hot Coffee” sought to set the record straight about the infamous McDonald’s coffee case. Now, the movie is having a renaissance on Netflix. Here are five lies about the hot coffee myth that are sure to get your blood boiling:

  • A Broken System: Texas Mutual’s Special “Justice”

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Texas Mutual Insurance Company is garnering the attention of the press, local officials, and state legislators for all the wrong reasons.

  • All the “Justice” Money Can Buy

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Texas Mutual Insurance Company was created amidst a crisis. 25 years later, the company is creating a crisis all its own.

    Local and state officials are now reviewing the legality and appropriateness of an exclusive deal in which the private insurance company Texas Mutual pays the salaries and expenses of Travis County district attorneys in exchange for prosecution of the company’s fraud cases.

  • Filing a Complaint

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Texans deserve reliable service, safe care, and reasonable prices. However, too often consumers fall prey to bad actors. By filing a complaint with the appropriate agency, Texas consumers can alert officials to potential problems in their industry.

  • Preparing for Hurricane Season

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    The National Hurricane Center has announced the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. The storm, named Danny, is currently charted to hit the Caribbean islands, but could cause some tropical storms for the Gulf of Mexico and Texas.

    Here are 5 things every Texan do in preparation for hurricane season or any natural disaster: