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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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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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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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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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TEAM OF HUNTER AND LOZANO DELIVER ONE-TWO PUNCH IN TEXAS WINDSTORM BRAWL

TEAM OF HUNTER AND LOZANO DELIVER ONE-TWO PUNCH IN TEXAS WINDSTORM BRAWL

| July 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

Coastal residents got some good news Friday when the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association announced it was delaying discussions about insurance rate increases scheduled for Monday.  Windstorm insurance rates have gone up 5 percent for coastal property owners each year over the last three years and the actuarial committee associated with the TWIA board was scheduled […]

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Could Texas Windstorm Feud Feed Efforts For Federal Windstorm Program?

Could Texas Windstorm Feud Feed Efforts For Federal Windstorm Program?

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Republican Congressman Farenthold Sends Representative, Democrat Congressional Candidate Fil Vela Attends Windstorm Meetings Windstorm insurance may be a state issue for now but for several years adding wind coverage to the current federal flood insurance program has been under consideration by  federal lawmakers … despite warnings from the Government Accountability Office that adding wind to […]

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KITZMAN SETS OFF STORM OF PROTEST OVER COMMENTS ON TEXAS WINDSTORM

KITZMAN SETS OFF STORM OF PROTEST OVER COMMENTS ON TEXAS WINDSTORM

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman may have thought she had it tough in South Carolina – where she was fired by one governor before being hired by another, and then resigned six months later after a tumultuous tenure as head of the state’s budget board. But that’s nothing compared to the firestorm brewing in the […]

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