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Local Candidates Important To Windstorm Issues

Local Candidates Important To Windstorm Issues

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Early voting is underway across coastal areas all across the United States. In Coastal areas it is especially important to question local candidates on windstorm issues, because they are our future leaders who are closest to the people affected by rising windstorm insurance rates and the need for reforming windstorm laws, rules and regulations all […]

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Texas Coastal Lawmakers Urge No Increase In Windstorm Insurance Rates

Texas Coastal Lawmakers Urge No Increase In Windstorm Insurance Rates

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

  AUSTIN – Texas coastal lawmakers sent a letter Friday (September 23) to Insurance Commissioner David Mattax asking him to approve rates passed by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) that do not increase costs for consumers for the first time in six years. Some 22 legislators representing affected counties signed the letter offering their […]

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Windstorm Task Force Begins To Plan For Next Legislative Session

Windstorm Task Force Begins To Plan For Next Legislative Session

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Windstorm Task Force Begins To Plan For Next Legislative Session — Members of a Texas coastal task force on windstorm met recently in Galveston to begin planning for legislative initiatives on windstorm insurance. Pictured from left, State Rep. Wayne Faircloth, R-Galveston; Charlie Zahn, Port Aransas; Galveston Chamber CEO Gina Spagnola; Greg Smith, Corpus Christi, and […]

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Hunter Predicts Big Legislative Fight Over Windstorm

Hunter Predicts Big Legislative Fight Over Windstorm

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

State Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, has told members of the Padre Island Business Association to expect “a big fight” in the next legislative session over windstorm, according to published reports in ourcitymagazine.com. Hunter has been at the forefront of legislative action on windstorm for numerous years. He is currently the chair of the powerful […]

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Texas Windstorm Reform Leader Runs For Corpus Christi City Council

Texas Windstorm Reform Leader Runs For Corpus Christi City Council

| May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

   A man who has served as vice-chair of the Coastal Windstorm Taskforce has signed up to run for Corpus Christi City Council in District 4. Greg Smith, who made his announcement recently at two events in that district, is a small business owner and civic leader who in addition to working on windstorm issues […]

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TWIA Expects $4.9 Billion In Funds For 2016 Hurricane Season

TWIA Expects $4.9 Billion In Funds For 2016 Hurricane Season

| May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) expects to have about $4.9 billion in available funds for paying claims this year if it needs it. The group said that was enough to pay for claims that might result from more than 99 percent of all modeled hurricane seasons, or a 100-year season, according to a report […]

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Texas GOP Mentions Windstorm Insurance In Party Platform

Texas GOP Mentions Windstorm Insurance In Party Platform

| May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Somewhere in between their actions to attack gays and lesbians, worry about transgendered bathrooms, oppose women on the front line in war, promoting the  adoption of human embryos and discouraging mandatory kindergarten classes for Texas kids, the Texas GOP did get around to talking about some consumer issues including the controversial Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. […]

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Powerful Ohio Windstorm Causes More Than $50 Million In Insured Losses

Powerful Ohio Windstorm Causes More Than $50 Million In Insured Losses

| May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A powerful windstorm knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of homes in Ohio in April causing between $52.6 million to $57.8 million in insured losses, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute. It’s not the first time that windstorms have hit Ohio with costs rising into the millions. In 2015, insured losses added up to $155 million and in 2008, […]

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Community Celebration of Passage SB900 Windstorm Reform Bill

Community Celebration of Passage SB900 Windstorm Reform Bill

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pictures of last night’s Community Celebration for the Signing of SB900 Windstorm Reform Bill in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Let’s Toast to the Passage of SB900

Let’s Toast to the Passage of SB900

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Kaufman Named Top Insurance Agent by Texas Agents’ Group

Kaufman Named Top Insurance Agent by Texas Agents’ Group

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Garry Kaufman, president of Galveston Insurance Associates, as the recipient of its Drex Foreman Award at IIAT’s 118th Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio in early June. Named after Drex Foreman, who served as the chief executive director of IIAT for more than 30 years, […]

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Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Take Precautions As Tropical Storm Approaches

Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Take Precautions As Tropical Storm Approaches

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott appeared this morning on the Weather Channel to discuss Tropical Storm Bill and to urge Texans in its path to heed the warnings of local officials. Governor Abbott also discussed the state resources that have been staged for rapid deployment as needed to assist local officials during this significant weather […]

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