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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: 

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.

Comments On Informal TWIA Claim Rules

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We filed these comments with the Texas Department of Insurance to make sure coastal policyholders are paid every cent they are owed after a storm. 

Auto Insurance Open Records Request

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We filed this open records request with the Texas Department of Insurance to see the language auto insurers are using to limit the amount they pay for repairs. Inadequate payments lead to corner cutting. Safety suffers. Insurance companies shouldn't be able to threaten your family's safety by writing policies that game the system. 

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Hurricane Preparedness

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Here are our top three tips to prepare for hurricane season in Texas. 

For more information on evacuation routes, please visit here.

In Depth: Auto Legislation

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We pay over $20 billion in premiums to auto insurance companies each year. Many insurance carriers take advantage of Texas families through gotcha policies, pressure tactics, and deny, delay, underpay schemes.

Four bills at the Texas Capitol will crack down on this abuse. Learn more and take a few seconds to add your name to the petition in support of these great consumer bills.

Session Update #2

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Things are moving fast at the Texas Capitol.

Insurance Committee Hearing on HB 259

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Exec. Dir. Ware Wendell testified today in the House Insurance Committee in favor of HB 259 that would make our roads safer by eliminating dangerous Phantom Policies also known as Named Driver Policies. 

When wrecks happen, Texans rely on insurance to help them get back on their feet, but families are too often finding themselves unprotected and hung out to dry by insurers selling these junk phantom policies. 

National Safety Advocate Supports Push for Auto Safety in Texas

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(Photo: National safety advocate Todd Tracy and Texas Watch Deputy Director Tara Lee)

National safety advocate and attorney Todd Tracy, who has testified before Congress seven times on auto safety measures, supported the effort to protect Texas families on our roads with another $50,000 contribution to the cause today. Texas Watch is working with a coalition of leading auto safety specialists, pushing for changes to our insurance laws in order to end abusive insurance schemes and corner cutting that costs lives.