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15 Jun

Climate disaster maps shows Texas is clearly the most apocalyptic state in the nation

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U.S. climate officials recently released a series of maps that show just how terrible the Lone Star State’s weather is.

The heat maps were created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and used in a study that examines billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the U.S.

The study found that since 1980, the U.S. has experienced 203 weather and climate disasters whose damage each exceeded at least $1 billion.

06 Jun

TEXAS AUTO INSURERS CELEBRATE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN BECOMING LAW

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    

CONTACT: Kirsten Voinis, (512) 922-7141 or [email protected]                                                                                                               

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – thanked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday for signing House Bill 62 – a statewide ban on texting while driving – into law, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

The following statement can be attributed to TCAIS Executive Director Beaman Floyd:

“Texas auto insurers are celebrating that we soon will have a law that makes it clear – the dangerous and deadly behavior of texting while driving no longer be tolerated on any road in our state. Past experience shows that consistency in the law – rather than piecemeal ordinances that change from city to city – will put Texas on the road to the cultural change needed to save lives. We thank Rep. Tom Craddick and Sen. Judith Zaffirini for their persistence in championing this legislation over numerous legislative sessions, and we thank the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott for making its passage into law a success in 2017.”

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) is an alliance of insurance providers and trade organizations committed to working with elected officials, the media and the public to find public policy solutions that promote a competitive insurance marketplace that maximizes benefits for buyers and sellers of insurance. TCAIS members include Allstate, Farmers, Nationwide, State Farm and USAA. You can find TCAIS at www.tcais.org or follow TCAIS on Facebook (/tcais) or Twitter (@tcais).

 

28 May

TCAIS THANKS GOV. ABBOTT FOR SIGNING HAILSTORM CLAIMS REFORM INTO LAW

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CONTACT: Kirsten Voinis, (512) 922-7141 or [email protected]                                                            

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major homeowners insurance companies doing business in Texas – applauded Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday for signing into law House Bill 1774, which will curb abusive hailstorm insurance claim lawsuits.

The following statement can be attributed to TCAIS Executive Director Beaman Floyd:

“This law means that a hailstorm no longer signals an easy payday for unscrupulous trial lawyers, roofers, adjusters and others who in recent years have abused the insurance claims process and the legal system in order to fatten their bank accounts at the expense of all Texas insurance consumers. The Texas Coalition of Affordable Insurance Solutions and the major homeowner insurers we represent applaud the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott for signing into law this common-sense reform that protects and benefits Texans by helping keep homeowners insurance available and affordable across the state while preserving consumer protections.”

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) is an alliance of insurance providers and trade organizations committed to working with elected officials, the media and the public to find public policy solutions that promote a competitive insurance marketplace that maximizes benefits for buyers and sellers of insurance. TCAIS members include Allstate, Farmers, Nationwide, State Farm and USAA. You can find TCAIS at www.tcais.org or follow TCAIS on Facebook (/tcais) or Twitter (@tcais).

 

19 May

TCAIS THANKS TEXAS SENATE FOR BACKING TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN (HB 62)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

CONTACT: Kirsten Voinis, (512) 922-7141 or [email protected]                                                               

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – applauded the passage on Friday of HB 62 – a statewide ban on texting while driving – by the Texas Senate.

The following statement can be attributed to TCAIS Executive Director Beaman Floyd:

“With the passage of HB 62 today by the Texas Senate, the state’s major auto insurers are hopeful that the House and Senate can quickly come to an agreement on final language and put a statewide texting while driving ban in the fast lane to the governor’s desk and finally becoming law.”

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) is an alliance of insurance providers and trade organizations committed to working with elected officials, the media and the public to find public policy solutions that promote a competitive insurance marketplace that maximizes benefits for buyers and sellers of insurance. TCAIS members include Allstate, Farmers, Nationwide, State Farm and USAA. You can find TCAIS at www.tcais.org or follow TCAIS on Facebook (/tcais) or Twitter (@tcais).