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Insurance 101: Your guide to insurance

Consumer information

We have tips to help you shop for coverage, understand your policy, and know where to turn if you have a problem. And we’re here to help! Call us from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday to Friday: 800-252-3439.

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Our Consumer Protection staff are ready to answer your insurance questions. Want to know how to resolve a medical bill? Need to compare insurance rates? Can’t find that lost life insurance policy? We can help.

We’ve helped answer calls from people just like you and have helped them recover millions in claims and premium payments.

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Insurance changes as your life changes

Consumer tips

We all want to make good decisions about our insurance, but who has time for more research and reading? TDI's consumer tips are here to help. We break down the hard topics and make them easy to read or watch during a five-minute break from your busy day. We'll give you tips on shopping for insurance, understanding your policies, and protecting yourself from fraud. And you'll still have time for coffee.

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Use the HelpInsure website to view and compare home and auto insurance policies sold in your area. You can view rates, coverage types, and company information.

Texas Health Plan Compare

Use the Texas Health Plan Compare website to find and compare health plans. View monthly costs, deductibles, max amount for covered services, and more.

Texas Healthcare Costs Consumer Information Guide logo

Use the Texas Healthcare Costs website to find information on more than 200 of the most common surgeries, tests, and other procedures.

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Last updated: 4/19/2023