Texas Watch Upset With Auto Insurance Commercial

Texas state sealThe latest advertisement from insurance company Travelers has drawn the ire of a consumer protection group in Texas, which asserts in an open letter to state lawmakers that the campaign is aimed at misinforming the public.

Texas Watch executive director Alex Winslow said that “this ad is deceptive and misleading. During our nation’s current economic crisis, it is shameful that an insurance company would prey on the fears of families who are already concerned about being able to make their mortgage payments just to sell more over-priced insurance.”

The group says that the ad attempts to convince homeowners that if they have insufficient Texas auto insurance liability coverage, their homes could be forfeited to cover damages. In fact, Texas Watch says, the state’s constitution places a strict ban on such forfeitures.

Consumers must be careful to stay well-informed about insurance-related laws and statutes in their locality, and do their research into the nitty-gritty of each policy before they buy it. Insurance purchases should be based on solid, factual information, not on advertising and hearsay.

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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