Some are claiming on social media that legislation passed during the regular session of the Texas Legislature will harm individuals dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is disputing those claims.
There has been much misinformation, some of it apparently deliberate, about the impact of HB 1774 on property insurance claims, which takes effect on this Friday, September 1, 2017. First, please know that the bill does not apply to the federal flood insurance program, nor does it apply to homeowner policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. For all other property insurance policies, the legislation does not change the claim filing process or the time lines for filing claims. Texas policyholders will continue to have strong remedies against insurance companies, whether claims are filed before September 1 or after September 1. For more information, please click onto this link or consult the website of the Texas Department of Insurance.