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The Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel created the Coastal Consumers Page
to provide insurance consumers along the coast with a resource to arm them with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their coverage. On this page you will find OPIC consumer brochures, policyholder notices, links to rules and other regulatory actions affecting coastal consumers and important news impacting the Texas coast.


HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE AND THE TEXAS COAST: What You Need to Know.
Homeowners coverage can be a complicated issue for most Texas residents and it can be particularly complex if you live on the Texas coast. This brochure provides an overview of the different types of coverage you may need to protect your coastal property.


WINDSTORM INSURANCE IN TEXAS: What Has Changed?
As a result of recent legislation, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has adopted emergency rules that amend the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) Plan of Operation and affect coastal consumers ability to obtain and maintain coverage through TWIA. This brochure is an overview of the new TWIA requirements.

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FEMA National Flood Insurance Program  ...

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Fortified Living Standards
Below are two non-profit Insurance and Government sponsored organizations dedicated to the education of both homeowners and builders to make our coastal homes more insurable. They are IBHS.org and FLASH.org

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The I.B.H.S Fortified Living Standards specify construction, design and landscaping guidelines to increase a new home's resistance to natural disaster from the ground up. For information on I.B.H.S. and Fortified...for safer living® click here.


The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes - FLASH, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation. Their Mission is to promote life safety, property protection and economic well-being by strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.

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