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Dallas-Area Tornadoes Account for a Big Chunk of December Insured Losses in U.S.

A recently released report shows that damage estimates from the natural disaster events that occurred in the United States in December 2015 will amount to more than $4 billion. Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, Impact Forecasting, Global Catastrophe Recap report, …

Insured Loss Estimate from Texas Tornadoes at $1.2B, So Far

Texas is dealing with approximately $1.2 billion in insured losses so far from nine confirmed tornadoes that struck the metro-Dallas area on Dec. 26 and killed 11 people, according to preliminary estimates from the Insurance Council of Texas. The group based …

Texas Insurance Group Says to Lock, Take, Hide on Black Friday

The Insurance Council of Texas is warning shoppers about possible vehicle break-ins on the Black Friday shopping holiday. Criminals will be intent on burglarizing vehicles that may have been left unlocked or simply have phones, I pads, gifts, and other …

Weather-Related Property Claims Mount in Texas

Severe weather in all regions of the state this year has resulted in high numbers of insurance claims from property and auto losses in Texas, according to an insurance company trade group. The Insurance Council of Texas reported that paid …

Texas Leads States in Deaths from Deer Collisions

For the majority of hunters November is the start of deer hunting season in Texas and the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) wants to remind drivers to be careful to avoid collisions with deer. Tragically, more than 100 people are …

Hurricane Danny Dies, but Peak Hurricane Season Looms

Although what was once Hurricane Danny has degenerated into a “trough of low pressure” in the eastern Caribbean, according to the Nation Hurricane Center, a new disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic has a 90 percent probability of becoming …

Texas Pounded by Weather Extremes in May

Even though it means the commencement of hurricane season, weather-beleaguered Texans are likely pleased that May 2015 has come and gone. Texas was pelted during the month of May with all kinds of violent and deadly weather, including hail storms, …

Insurance Council of Texas Partners With Police For Crime Prevention Program

The Insurance Council of Texas has joined the Tomball Police Department in a crime prevention campaign aimed at preventing auto thefts and burglaries. The program involves the creation and distribution of signs that read, “LOCK your car, TAKE your keys …

North Texas Hit with Tornadoes, Large Hail

The National Weather Service said as many as 12 tornadoes and hail the size of softballs pounded portions of north Texas overnight. The storms turned violent beginning near Rising Star in Eastland County and proceeded eastward for about 100 miles. Representatives …

Texas Insurance Trade Group’s Video Aimed at Student Recruitment

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has produced a six-minute video highlighting the variety of job opportunities available in the insurance industry for recent college graduates and current undergrads. The video (http://youtu.be/2y1Qo9X8jt0) will be distributed to a large number of …