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Stu Phillips Named TDI Chief of Staff

Stuart Phillips has been named Chief of Staff for the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for maintaining coordination among TDI divisions and serving as an executive manager for agency projects...

TDI Denies TWIA Request to Raise Max Liability Limits

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has formally denied a request by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) to increase maximum liability limits on windstorm and hail policies. TWIA requested a 4.2% increase for residential dwellings and...

Myron Steves Adds Becky Thomson to Executive Leadership

Becky Thomson has been added to the Executive Team at Myron Steves. In addition to her existing responsibilities, Becky will lend her experience and competence in helping guide the direction of the company and making big picture decisions to ensure Myron...

October Event Highlights Cybersecurity Awareness

This October is the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which began in 2004 as a way to encourage safer and more secure use of the Internet. The event was created by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security...

FEMA Harvey Aid Surpasses $1 Billion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it has provided more than $1 billion to Texas counties and cities impacted by Hurricane Harvey since it made landfall in August of 2017. The funds are disbursed through the FEMA Public...

IICF to Hold Week of Giving

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) will hold its Week of Giving, an industry-wide volunteer initiative that brings insurance professionals together for volunteer service throughout the United States and United Kingdom. The event, which is...

TLR Study Shows Decrease in Lawsuits Following HB 1774

The number of weather-related lawsuits filed in Texas dropped significantly following the passage of House Bill 1774 in 2017, according to a report by tort reform group Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR). The organization found that from January 1, 2014,...

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