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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 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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TWIA Pays $178 Million In Extra Commissions

TWIA Pays $178 Million In Extra Commissions

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association pays a commission rate that has over the past six years put an estimated $178 million in the hands of independent insurance agents at the expense of consumers. The 16 percent commission paid by the state’s insurer of last resort for 14 Texas coastal counties is higher than other comparable […]

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Texas Windstorm Insurer: Private Carrier Interested in 60K Policies

Texas Windstorm Insurer: Private Carrier Interested in 60K Policies

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) announced that a carrier participating in its depopulation program has signaled an interest in around 60,000 policies that currently are on TWIA’s books. TWIA is the property insurer of last resort for wind and hail along the Texas coast. Last fall it launched its Voluntary Coastal Windstorm Insurance Portal (VCWIP or the […]

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Taylor files bill overhauling Texas coastal windstorm insurer

Taylor files bill overhauling Texas coastal windstorm insurer

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

(Press Release) AUSTIN … Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) on Monday filed S.B. 900, the third and final bill to ensure coastal property owners have access to affordable and available windstorm insurance coverage. Representative Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) filed the companion legislation in the Texas House, H.B. 2245. “The availability of affordable and accessible windstorm coverage for […]

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