Texas Watch’s core mission is to strengthen consumer protections and ensure that our legal system is open and accessible for all Texans — not just the powerful few. Our thousands of citizen activists are committed to ensuring fairness and accountability in the insurance marketplace and balance in our courts.
We are dedicated to fighting for legal and insurance reforms that give average Texans the legal protections they need. We provide Texas families with a platform to become engaged in the political and legislative process through direct advocacy for real legal and insurance reforms. Our goal is to strengthen protections for children and seniors, lower insurance rates, provide safer workplaces and neighborhoods, and level the playing field for homeowners and small businesses.
In this month's episode of "The Rundown," Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on what is happening at the Texas Capitol, a great bill to protect drivers, our latest interview on auto safety, and our newest team member. Be sure to check out the links provided below.
1) “Day One: 88th Legislature,” Texas Watch (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2N8Hau3QlY
The Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) released its Report to the 88th Texas Legislature: Recommendations Report, which advocates for a consumer's right to invoke an appraisal in auto policies. OPIC's report states, "OPIC is increasingly concerned with restrictions on appraisal in policy forms filed by top insurers.