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Groups Call on Governor Abbott to Put Consumers First

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Today, three leading consumer groups -- the Consumer Federation of AmericaTexas Watch, and TexPIRG -- sent a letter to Governor Abbott, asking him to appoint a new insurance commissioner who will put consumers first. This decision is even more critical during the pandemic when so many households are hurting financially. 

How to Find Car Insurance That Will Actually Take Care of You

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Kelly Taft, our Development and Operations Director, discusses how she used the OPIC tool to help navigate choosing a new car insurance.

Press Release: New Data Suggests Coronavirus Windfall for Texas Auto Insurance Companies

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AUSTIN, Texas — Six leading consumer advocacy groups joined together today, calling on the Texas Department of Insurance to take action to ensure Texas families are not charged excessive automobile insurance during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Texas Watch Requests Review and Reduction in Auto Rates During COVID-19 Pandemic

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With reduced driving due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auto insurance carriers are experiencing lower losses, which should translate into lower rates for policyholders.

City and County Resources

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Texas Watch and the Texas Watch Foundation are committed to helping consumers navigate these difficult times. It is important that we all stay home and stay safe. To help you do so, we have compiled resources from cities and counties around Texas. For more resources, please see texaswatch.org/covid19. 

Amarillo

Arlington

Austin

Food, Transportation & Energy Resources

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Texas Watch and the Texas Watch Foundation are committed to helping consumers navigate these difficult times. It is important that we all stay home and stay safe. To help you do so, we have compiled resources related to food, transportation, and energy here. For more resources, please see texaswatch.org/covid19. 

Transportation & Travel information: 

Financial Resources

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Texas Watch and the Texas Watch Foundation are committed to helping consumers navigate these difficult times. It is important that we all stay home and stay safe. To help you do so, we have compiled resources related to finances here. For more resources, please see texaswatch.org/covid19. 

Staying Home Resources

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Texas Watch and the Texas Watch Foundation are committed to helping consumers navigate these difficult times. It is important that we all stay home and stay safe. To help you do so, we have compiled resources related to staying home here. For more resources, please see texaswatch.org/covid19. 

The Importance of Staying Home: 

Stay Home. Save Lives.

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The world is changing, and so are the needs of Texas consumers and families. We want to offer you some resources to help your family during this crisis and help connect you to important government services. 

Investigating Insurers on the Coast

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The Texas House recently investigated how policyholders are being treated along our coast as they fight to rebuild, and it isn't a pretty picture.