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Texas Lawmaker Cancels State Farm Policy Over Refund Issue April 14, 2011 Texas State Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio has announced he is terminating his policyholder relationship with State Farm Insurance Co. because of the company’s persistent refusal to pay back customers that have been overcharged on their premiums. READ MORE >>

Japan's Tragedy A Reminder of Need for Business Interruption Insurance Amy O'Connor                                   &... READ MORE >>

Soft Market Is Ending, Really It Is, Says SNL Financial   By Andrew G. Simpson | March 10, 2011   Could the soft market finally be over? A new analysis concludes that insurance prices are rising and the prolonged soft market is ending, contrary to earlier reports from other analysts. READ MORE >>

Insurance Fraud Starts with Unexpected Offer of Repair Services February 8, 2011 Each year consumers pay more for their auto and homeowners insurance policies as a direct result of fraud. Unnecessary auto glass repairs, exorbitant towing charges, needless home repairs, total roof replacemen... READ MORE >>

Oklahoma Lawmaker Proposes Texting While Driving Ban January 21, 2011   Texting while driving would be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill being proposed in the House.   State Rep. Danny Morgan, D-Prague, unveiled the bill Jan. 19, flanked by members of law enforcement, health officials and insurance and wireless telephone company executives. READ MORE >>

Report: Some Insurers 'Low-Balling' Auto Insurance Claims for Bodily Injury December 29, 2010  Some insurance companies that use computerized systems to process their claims are making unfair, "low-ball" claims offers to people injured in automobile accidents, according to a consumer advocacy group. READ MORE >>

Texas Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates to Rise for 2011 December 9, 2010  The standard minimum unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate paid by Texas employers in calendar year (CY) 2011 will be 0.78 percent, up from 0.72 percent in CY 2010, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced. READ MORE >>

TARP Bailout Cost to Taxpayers Down to $25 Billion November 30, 2010 The U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program, which risked up to $700 billion of government funds to bail out troubled banks and automakers, will cost taxpayers a mere $25 billion, according to an estimate released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. READ MORE >>

New Web-based Atlas Details Hazards of Living on Texas Coast October 29, 2010 One of every four Texans lives along the coast; Texas has 16 major ports and more than 3,300 miles of bays and estuaries. Those are just a few facts available in a new a Web-based atlas of the 18-county Texas coast produced by a Texas A&M University at Galveston professor. READ MORE >>

Poor Service Leads to Fraudulent Insurance Claims, Survey Finds More than half (55 percent) of U.S. consumers say poor service from an insurance company is more likely to cause an individual to commit fraud against that company, according to a survey by Accenture. READ MORE >>

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