The 2012 Texas Windpool TWIA Adjuster Workshops are now posted for registration!

January 20, 2012

TWIA Texas Windpool now has the 2012 Adjuster Workshops up for those wishing to register for the 2012 workshops.

Click here for complete details.

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Claim Litigation Update- Hurricane Ike- Texas Windpool – TWIA spent 39 million defending and settling Hurricane Ike losses

February 10, 2011

Just a quick link to news on the TWIA total cost of defending Hurricane Ike losses in TX- 39 million plus the millions in plaintiff attorney awards on settled losses bringing the total legal fees to over 127 million!

http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2011/01/texas-windstorm-association-spent-almost-39-million-defending/1294443354.column

Just another ClaimSmentor moment quick topic!


TWIA to settle 2400 Hurricane Ike Slabbed Claims for $189M

July 18, 2010

While I’ve been off for a few weeks enjoying company over the July 4th holidays there has been lots of important claims news I need to catch up on. Here is one of the most important developments indicating settlement negotiations resulting in planned settlement of hundreds of TWIA hurricane Ike claims.

The Mostlyn law firm has several media releases from 7/13-7/16/10 here:

http://www.mostynlaw.com/media/media-news.asp

The Merlin Law group has a new blog up with more details here:

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2010/07/articles/hurricane-ike/texas-windstorm-insurer-settles-2400-hurricane-ike-slab-claims/


Galveston Amended Court Order of 1/25/10 on TWIA Deposition on Hurricane Ike Claims

February 17, 2010

I ran across this Amended Court order of 1/25/2010 regarding TWIA Depositions on Hurricane Ike Claims and wanted to provide a copy for our members who may be involved in TWIA Claims litigation: view here


Tracking Hurricane Ike Claim Litigation in Southeast Texas drives home the need for Errors and Omissions coverage for adjusters

June 6, 2009

This website posts newly filed insurance claim lawsuits for southeast TX several times each week.

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/

Click on any of these links to find not only the suits against TWIA but other carriers as well. You’ll note that many of the cases against TWIA include the adjuster and the adjusting firm named in the complaints filed here is just one example:

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/219283-latest-hurricane-related-insurance-suits-filed-in-jefferson-county

You can track the cases going all the way back to the month Ike hit.

This should drive home the seriousness of carrying E and O these days. We have two other posts on this blog with advice fromwww.cplic.net who specializes in carrying Errors and Omissions coverage advising adjusters should be carrying their own E and O coverage and not relying on coverage by the adjusting firm.

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/errors-and-omissions-coverage-guest-bloggers-dale-moore-client-relations-director-for-cplic/


Texas Senate Bill No. 14- View the issues- Deals with Claim Disputes and changes to damages allowed on TWIA Claim Disputes

May 21, 2009

Attorney Chip Merlin (consumer advocate attorney)  provides the following two blogs on Texas Senate Bill No. 14 due to some changes proposed on claim dispute handling against TWIA:

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2009/05/articles/hurricane-ike/proposed-twia-law-smacks-hurricane-ike-claimants/

Attorney Chip Merlin has a 2nd blog up recommending TX residents take proactive steps to contact their representatives in this blog. Note also in the first link above that Merlin does include a link to the Senate recommended changes on TX Senate bill No. 14

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2009/05/articles/state-legislation/what-twia-policyholders-need-to-do-now-to-stop-the-bad-legislation/

 

I did some basic research on the web and the Texas Senate discussion on their passage of this bill  in their website post of April 30, 2009 does not address the changes that Merlin writes about  and I’m sure many others are concerned about:

http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/Archives/Arch09/p043009a.htm

Now to see if we can find some opinions on this from the TWIA side……………

Here is what the TX Department of Insurance currently has up on their website about complaint resolution process with TWIA:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/consumer/storms/cpmtwiaclaims.html#resolving

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Update 8:30 AM- I no sooner got this blog up then Merlin posted an update on the activities on this legislation from the House side along with a link to a San Antonio, TX news article on the House action on their counter bill:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/45551952.html

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2009/05/articles/state-legislation/texas-house-representatives-pass-bad-insurance-bill-they-have-not-read/

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Update once again 10:30 am cst- Merlin provides a 4th blog about TX House version of the bill -here’s his post:

Merlin sends a 4th blog link out about some of the language disappearing from the House version that passed:

Summary:
After reading what actually passed, the House Committee seems to have struck all of the Senate language concerning 2210.552, and then added a new subsection (on page 36 of its 51 page bill) which reads : SECTION 40. Section 2210.552,…

View the entire entry:
http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2009/05/articles/insurance/not-so-fast-on-calling-the-texas-house-bill-badthe-bad-language-mysteriously-disappears/index.html

Dern! I don’t want to be in violation of linking too often to a site- WordPress emailed a few weeks ago about limiting links to others sites too often so I do have to be careful!