Insurance lobby groups are pointing to the number of consumer complaints filed with the Texas Department of Insurance as "evidence" that consumers are happy with their insurance companies. But, 75% of consumers filing complaints with TDI in 2015 were never counted.
Today on Texas Tells, families and businesses across North Texas are attempting to rebuild after the severe holiday storms. But, some roofers and builders are being less than honest. Today, we’ll talk to consumer watchdog and Dallas Morning News columnist Dave Lieber about the scams some roofers and builders are pulling across North Texas.
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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.
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.
This week on “Texas Tells” we’re going through the highs and lows of the 84th Legislative Session. We’ll speak to Texas Watch’s Executive Director Alex Winslow about the fight to preserve policyholder protections, working towards a Safe Texas, and his thoughts on the session.