insurance

Fiscal Notes: Uninsured Texans

In the recently released October edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office examines the issue of uninsured Texans, the economic consequences for the state, options available to those who have recently lost their insurance — and various policies that could extend health coverage to more of our most vulnerable citizens. According to recently released U.S. Census data, the share of Texans without health insurance was 18.4 percent in 2019. And the job losses and economic turmoil […]

Harvey households with FEMA group flood insurance policies: Buy standard policy by Oct. 24

Lack of coverage may affect eligibility for future disaster assistance AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 6,690 Hurricane Harvey survivors have been notified that their Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire Oct. 24. These three-year policies end soon, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage. Following the devastating disasters and hurricane season of 2017, FEMA purchased GFIP policies for thousands of disaster survivors whose homes were flooded. Part […]