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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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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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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS – PUT YOUR PLAN IN PLACE

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS – PUT YOUR PLAN IN PLACE

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

 By Todd Hunter             The hurricane season is now beginning in South Texas, and it is important to get your plan in place. Being prepared for hurricane season can help keep your family stay safe. The season officially began on June 1and will end on November 30th. It is during this time that most of […]

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Bills Aim to Reform Windstorm Association

Bills Aim to Reform Windstorm Association

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN — The newly begun session of the Texas Legislature has its first bills filed to reform the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa put forward Senate Bill 302, saying he has worked many months with community and business leaders from the 14 coastal counties, along with his colleagues in the Legislature. […]

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Windstorm, work, water top 2015 legislature for Rep. Todd Hunter

Windstorm, work, water top 2015 legislature for Rep. Todd Hunter

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Windstorm insurance, work force, water supply and transportation — three Ws and a T — top the agenda for state Rep. Todd Hunter as he prepares for the 84th legislative session, which convenes Jan. 13. Hunter is in a prime position to make sure the regional aspects of these big-budget concerns are part of […]

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Dewhurst Wants to Shut Down the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Dewhurst Wants to Shut Down the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst urged a state senate committee on Tuesday to explore shutting down the state’s coastal windstorm insurance provider, saying if Texas ever was hit with severe hurricanes in a single year, the state could be on the hook for the billions of dollars in claims. In a statement Dewhurst said, “I’m […]

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Windstorm Insurance Prices to Go Up For Third Straight Year

Windstorm Insurance Prices to Go Up For Third Straight Year

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the third year in a row, the Texas Insurance Association’s board voted to raise windstorm premiums by 5%. This increase is set to start in January for all new, and renewing policies. An average policy is about $3000, meaning that every year you could see an increase of $150 weather a claim has been […]

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Hunter To File Legislation To Make Department of Insurance More Transparent

Hunter To File Legislation To Make Department of Insurance More Transparent

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Agency Would Have To Post Why They Are Increasing Insurance Rates And How Much They Are Texas State Representative Todd Hunter, one of the state’s foremost experts on insurance and particularly on windstorm insurance, has had enough of what some see as arrogant behavior at the Texas Department of Insurance – and now the chair of […]

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Rep. Todd Hunter reveals proposed legislation to change Department of Insurance

Rep. Todd Hunter reveals proposed legislation to change Department of Insurance

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN — Reacting to the possibility the state could add surcharges to property and automobile insurance policies after a catastrophic storm, state Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, unveiled proposed legislation Thursday to make the Texas Department of Insurance more transparent. The windstorm association has been considering how to implement premium surcharges in the event of […]

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Hurricane Would Mean Coastal Residents Would Have To Pay More For Insurance on Homes, Cars and Farms

Hurricane Would Mean Coastal Residents Would Have To Pay More For Insurance on Homes, Cars and Farms

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Along with the devastating physical aftermath of the storm, Texas insurance officials have now added another hit for coastal residents – they are going after your pocketbook. Despite strong protests from coastal residents and state legislators, the agency recently passed new rules that are really just a tax on those who live in 14 coastal […]

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Coastal Resident Georgia Neblett To Head TWIA Board

Coastal Resident Georgia Neblett To Head TWIA Board

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Georgia Neblett, a longtime coastal resident from Port Aransas, has been named as chair of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board. Neblett, who has served on the TWIA board since 2006, replaces Mike Gerik, the Executive Vice President with the Texas Farm Bureau in Waco, who will serve as the secretary-treasurer for the board. Coastal […]

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