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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. 

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.

Avoiding Scams & Price Gouging 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 for avoiding scams and price gouging. For more resources, please see www.texaswatch.org/covid19. 

Scams to be aware of: 

Wearing a Mask 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 for making masks at home. For more resources, please see www.texaswatch.org/covid19. 

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

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. 

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: