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We Reached Over 1 Million People This Year Thanks to You

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Because of your support and the action you have taken, we reached over 1 million people this year, educating them about the fight for their rights.

Thank you to all of our supporters for everything you do.

We will need you to answer the call again in 2019, but for now, from all of us here at Texas Watch, we hope you and yours have a blessed and restful holiday.

Comments Submitted by Texas Watch to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing this week to investigate the effect of forced arbitration on American workers and families.

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In the News: USAA members injured in car wrecks battling San Antonio insurer over medical payments

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Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell was quoted in San Antonio Express-News staff writer Patrick Danner's recent article on the struggle for USAA members to recover their medical payments after they've been injured in a car wreck. Mr. Wendell said, “Different ‘doc-in-a-box’ models used by insurance companies do nothing to actually serve the patient or policyholders.

SUPREME COURT ALERT: INSURANCE

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A few days ago, the Supreme Court of Texas handed down a devastating decision that threatens every property owner in our state.

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#Insurance

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The Houston Chronicle recently reported about the troubling trend of insurers raising homeowners insurance premiums and reducing coverage. The article is worth your time. We provide background information below to help you understand how we got here and how we can protect Texas families.

Consumers share stories about the need for #FairAppraisal and #SafeRepairs

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Over 1,000 Texans have contacted their lawmakers in support of legislation for #FairAppraisal and #SafeRepairs. Texas Watch is in strong support of HB 1437 and HB 1321 by Rep. Clardy and SB 554 by Sen. Hughes. These important safety bills will save lives.

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IN THE NEWS: Texas Watch digs into undervalued repairs & TLs, 3rd party appraisals 40% higher than carrier offer

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Editorial Content Director Lurah Lowery wrote about Texas Watch's latest report, Impact of Auto Appraisal, in Repairer Driven News. Lowery wrote, "As part of its advocacy for the mandatory right to appraisal in Texas, consumer advocacy group Texas Watch analyzed 1,246 auto insurance claims settled through independent appraisers.

Impact of Auto Appraisal Report

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Too often, insurance companies undervalue repair or total loss claims. The right to a fair auto insurance appraisal allows consumers to hire an independent, third party appraiser if there is a dispute about the amount it will take to repair the car or the value of the total loss. However, some insurance companies are trying to remove the right to a fair appraisal from policies. 

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IN THE NEWS: 5 tips when filing a homeowners insurance claim for storm damage

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Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell was featured recently in investigative reporter Brian New's story, 5 tips when filing a homeowners claim for storm damageAfter recent storm damage across Texas, it is important to have the best information when filing a homeowner's insurance claim. 

Make your voice heard this session with Texas Watch!

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This legislative session, make your voice heard using Texas Watch's easy-to-use petitions. Texas Watch is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of consumers, workers, patients, and policyholders. Lawmakers want to hear from YOU, not corporate lobbyists!