Category: Press Releases

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).

17 May

TCAIS LAUDS SENATE APPROVAL OF HB 1774 AS IMPORTANT STEP TO REIN IN ABUSIVE HAILSTORM INSURANCE CLAIMS LAWSUITS

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major homeowners insurance companies doing business in Texas – thanked the Texas Senate for passing House Bill 1774 on Wednesday.

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

“Texans cannot continue to endure abusive claims lawsuits that already are imperiling the availability and affordability of homeowners insurance in state where consumers suffer more loss from natural hazards on an ongoing basis than anywhere else in the country. Senate passage of HB 1774 establishes good sense protection from lawsuit abuse in the Texas marketplace while preserving rights and recourse for homeowners.”

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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).

17 May

TCAIS APPLAUDS SENATE STATE AFFAIRS PASSAGE OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN (HB 62)

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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 the Senate State Affairs Committee for voting Tuesday to pass House Bill 62, a statewide prohibition on texting while driving.

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

“With a growing number of accidents on Texas roadways blamed on the practice of texting while driving, it’s time to pass a statewide ban as well as change the culture that considers it acceptable behavior. Passage of House Bill 62 today by the Senate State Affairs Committee is another step toward preventing injuries and saving lives in our state.”

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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).

15 May

TCAIS SUPPORTS STATEWIDE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN (HB 62) AT SENATE STATE AFFAIRS HEARING

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

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – on Monday in the Senate State Affairs Committee supported passage of House Bill 62, a statewide prohibition on texting while driving. The bill was left pending by the committee.

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

“Texas’ major auto insurers have long conducted campaigns to educate their customers about the dangers of texting while driving, and have supported legislation to ban this dangerous practice across Texas. The passage of HB 62 will be the next logical step to prevent accidents and deaths on our state’s busy roads. TCAIS is increasingly hopeful that this will be the session a statewide texting while driving ban becomes 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).

05 May

TCAIS LAUDS HOUSE APPROVAL OF HB 1774 AS IMPORTANT STEP TO REIN IN ABUSIVE HAILSTORM INSURANCE CLAIMS LAWSUITS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 – praised the Texas House of Representatives on Friday for final passage of House Bill 1774. The bill provides common sense reforms to curb hailstorm claims lawsuits and protect access to insurance coverage for all Texans.

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

“As massive hailstorms have pounded Texas in recent years, we’ve seen homeowners with storm damage become victimized again by opportunistic lawyers and others who see the consumer’s misfortune as a payday for themselves. Instead of helping homeowners, unnecessary lawsuits actually stand in the way of claims resolution. TCAIS thanks the Texas House for passing House Bill 1774 to end these abusive practices, continue consumer protections, and keep homeowners insurance both affordable and available throughout Texas.”

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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).

 

04 Apr

TCAIS PRAISES COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF HAILSTORM CLAIMS REFORM (HB 1774)

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

TCAIS PRAISES COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF HAILSTORM CLAIMS REFORM (HB 1774)

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major home and auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – thanked members of the House Insurance Committee on Tuesday for passing House Bill 1774, which provides common sense reforms to curb hailstorm claims litigation which is harming both consumers and the insurance marketplace.

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

“Texans are suffering not just from the massive hailstorms that strike Texas, but their aftermath.

House Insurance Committee passage of House Bill 1774 is the first step to rein in out-of-control hailstorm insurance claim lawsuits that enrich a few individuals while threatening the availability and affordability of property insurance coverage for all Texans. HB 1774 ends abusive practices while providing continued 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).

15 Mar

TCAIS APPLAUDS TEXAS HOUSE APPROVAL OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN

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

TCAIS APPLAUDS TEXAS HOUSE APPROVAL OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN
HB 62 earns initial House passage

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – continues this legislative session to support House Bill 62 and Senate Bill 31, bills that enact a statewide prohibition on texting while driving.

On Wednesday, the Texas House of Representatives initially approved House Bill 62 by State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland.

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

“The Texas Coalition of Affordable Insurance Solutions and our auto insurance members applaud the swift road that it appears a statewide ban on texting while behind the wheel is taking through the legislative process. We hope that 2017 finally will be the session that the Texas Legislature outlaws one form of distracted driving that has injured and killed too many Texans in the years since such legislation was first introduced.”

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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).

09 Mar

TCAIS SUPPORTS HB 62 – STATEWIDE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

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

TCAIS SUPPORTS HB 62 – STATEWIDE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN
TCAIS director testifies Thursday in House Transportation Committee

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – continues this legislative session to support bills that aim to curb distracted driving. On Thursday, TCAIS testified in the House Transportation Committee in support of House Bill 62 by State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, a statewide prohibition on texting while driving.

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

“Since the Texas Legislature first debated a statewide texting while driving ban almost 10 years ago, too many Texans have died or been injured on the state’s roadways by a driver who was texting while behind the wheel. And just as there have been more victims during that time, more studies have conclusively proved that texting is a severe distraction that leads to injuries and loss of life.”

“TCAIS’ member companies continue to conduct campaigns to educate consumers about the dangers of all forms of distracted driving, including texting. But we also continue to believe that the fastest way to change a dangerous practice by passing a law against it.”

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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).