November 2, 2023
Finding a new health plan can be challenging. We have tips to make it easier.
October 10, 2023
Kitchen fires started by cooking are the No. 1 cause of home fires. Learn more about keeping your home and your family safe from cooking fires.
September 7, 2023
Shopping around is a good way to save money on your home insurance.
August 3, 2023
If you live along the Texas coast, wind and hail insurance (also called windstorm insurance) often isn’t part of your homeowners policy. You’ll need a separate windstorm policy.
July 7, 2023
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) can help if you have a problem with your insurance agent, company, or adjuster. We resolve thousands of complaints annually.
June 1, 2023
If you’ve had a power outage in your home, you might have bought a portable generator. Here’s how to stay safe while using it.
May 2, 2023
Hurricane season runs from June to November. There’s still plenty of time to prepare your family and your home for a storm.
April 6, 2023
Spring is typically the most dangerous time of the year when it comes to weather and thunderstorms.
March 2, 2023
Insurance fraud is an illegal act in which someone lies or intentionally misrepresents facts about insurance for financial gain. Knowing the common types of insurance fraud can help you recognize and prevent it.
January 5, 2023
Scammers steal about $3 billion from older adults each year through frauds and scams. Learn more about avoiding fraud and staying safe.
December 1, 2022
When looking for health insurance, know your needs; ask questions; compare plans; and avoid scams. Use these tips when shopping for health coverage.
November 17, 2022
Medicare open enrollment is the time you can change your plan each year if you’re not happy with yours. The enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. If you like your plan, you don’t have to do anything.
Learn more about open enrollment and how to avoid common scams.
October 20, 2022
Learn about how your health plan covers mental health treatment. And what to do if you have any issues getting help.
September 1, 2022
One thing most drivers don’t want to hear after a car accident is, “Sorry, your car is totaled.” Learn what that means and what your options are.
August 3, 2022
Shopping, packing, saying goodbyes. Going off to college is a busy time. But don’t forget to build in time to talk to your college student about using their health plan and staying safe in their dorm or apartment.
July 7, 2022
Thousands of people are sent to the emergency room each year with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn how you can protect your family from this invisible killer.
June 2, 2022
Just about everyone has woken up to the sounds of a smoke or a carbon monoxide alarm going off in the middle of the night. But what do those chirps and beeps mean?
We talked to the National Fire Protection Association to find out what the noises mean and how to keep your family safe.
May 5, 2022
Texas had more lightning strikes than any other state in 2021. Each year in the U.S., there are about 70,000 insurance claims and $2 billion of damage from lightning.
April 7, 2022
Has your car insurance gone up lately? Or maybe you’re just wondering about some ways to lower it. We talk about ways to save.
March 3, 2022
If you’re buying a home, it could be your biggest investment. You’ll want to make sure that it’s protected.
February 2, 2022
Incoming freezing weather means it’s time to find those faucet covers, water shut-off wrenches, and get those pipes ready.
January 6, 2022
It’s that time of year again when we set New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. The wellness coordinator at the Texas Department of State Health Services gives us tips for sticking to our goals.
December 2, 2021
Many Texans experienced bad driving conditions during Winter Storm Uri in February 2021; tires spun in snow and vehicles slid through ice.
Winter weather can turn travel into a tense experience. Even knowledgeable drivers need reminders about how to commute in sloppy road conditions. The Texas Department of Transportation explains what you should do.
November 4, 2021
Taking a trip this holiday season? More people are considering travel insurance as part of their vacation planning. The US Travel Insurance Association explains what insurance covers.
September 30, 2021
Not sure what kind of auto insurance you need? Wondering why your rates went up? TDI experts answer Texans’ top auto insurance questions.
September 2, 2021
We’re in the peak of hurricane season, which means homes are at risk of storm damage. We spoke with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety about tips to strengthen your home. It can start on the roof with spending about $50 on the right nails.
August 5, 2021
Technology is changing the way most people buy new and used cars. But it also opened the door to a lot of new scams. We talked to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to find out how you can steer clear of the latest scams.
July 1, 2021
Are you shopping for health coverage? We have tips to pick the right health plan, including what questions to ask before you buy. We also talk about the special open enrollment period for ACA health plans.
June 3, 2021
The 2021 hurricane season runs from June through November, but you still have time to prepare. We talked to the National Weather Service and the Texas Division of Emergency Management for tips on being prepared this storm season. We’ll also talk about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning after a storm.
May 6, 2021
Most people file an insurance claim after a storm or disaster damages your home. Then you have to find the right person or company to make the repairs. We have tips on the claims process, what to do if you disagree with your insurance company, and how to find a good contractor.
April 15, 2021
Auto thefts and burglaries were up in Texas and across the nation last year. We talked to Sgt. Tracy Hicks with the Houston Police Department’s Auto Theft Crimes Task Force about how thieves pick their targets, what they’re really after, and how you can protect your car.