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Insurance

Why Isn't TDI Asking About Insurance Company Misconduct?

The Texas Department of Insurance is asking questions. But, it's what they aren't asking that's the problem.

5 Things to Know When Filing a Wildfire Insurance Claim

Firefighters continue to bravely battle the Hidden Pines wildfire in Bastrop County with 80% of the fire contained. The fire has already damaged or destroyed dozens of residential and commercial properties. As families and businesses begin the process of rebuilding, here are some tips for property owners when dealing with their insurance company.

Demand that your insurer hold up its end of the deal.

Patrick Directs Senators to Study Insurance Claims Abuse

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:

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

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

Episode 8: Preparing for Hurricane Season

After a year of record rainfall and flooding for the Lone Star State, Hurricane Season 2015 will reach its peak this month. Seven storms have already rocked the Atlantic, resulting in 51 casualties and almost 400 million in property damage. This month, we spoke to Executive Director Alex Winslow and Deputy Director Ware Wendell about preparing for hurricane season and how to rebuild after a disaster.

Preparing for Hurricane Season

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:

Big Data Drives Your Car Insurance Bill

What do you think is more important to your insurance premium: a clean driving record or bad credit?

In a groundbreaking new special report that reviewed 2 billion car insurance quotes across the country, Consumer Reports revealed that your spotless driving record and claims history may have less of an impact than you think.