Aug 20 2002 Home insurance: Out of control Three Part Series:
Aug 20 2002 Candidates join debate on insurance Part 3 of 3 By W. Gardner Selby Express-News Austin Bureau Bill Stinson, spokesman for the Texas Association of Realtors, said insurance rates have "slammed onto everybody's plate." His group is organizing a coalition to seek rate regulation and reduce inappropriate denials of coverage.
Aug 19 2002 Breaking the mold. Get to source of water leaks to fend off this fungus By Sadie Jo Smokey The Arizona Republic. What's all the fuss? Money, health and livelihood. Here are 10 common beliefs about mold and the truths behind them.
Aug 19 2002 A mess of mold Part 2 of 3 By L.A. Lorek Express-News Business Writer For nearly two years, Henry Idar and his wife have pleaded with Farmers Insurance to get their house back into livable condition. Included:
Homeowners raising roof over insurance costs Part 1 of 3. By Travis E. Poling Express-News Business Writer "We believe that homeowners are being price-gouged," said Dan Lambe of Texas Watch, a consumer advocacy organization in Austin. "I can't think of an issue that's affecting families more. People just can't afford a 100 percent increase in homeowner's insurance."
Aug 19 2002 The United States Toxic Mold Safety and Protection Act of 2002 or thee Melina Bill. [H.R.5040.IH]
[Background]The Fungus Among Us Scientists, Government Officials Search for Answers to Moldy Questions By Geraldine Sealey ABCNews.com But Walker's story is different from anybody else's. She happens to be the office manager and district scheduler for U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a veteran Democratic congressman from Detroit, who will introduce federal legislation in the next few weeks named "Melina's Bill" for Walker's daughter. The bill aims to protect consumers from the physical and financial effects of toxic mold damage.
Aug 13 2002 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE PUBLIC FORUM ON MOLD STATE REGIONAL COMPLEX, HURSTON BUILDING ORLANDO, FLORIDA August 14, 2002
Congressional Subcommittees on Housing and Community Opportunity And Oversight and Investigations Joint Hearing entitled "Mold: A Growing Problem"
House Committee on Financial Services
Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee
Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee Membership
Aug 12 2002 Mold Takes Hold By JO-ANN JOHNSTON Yes, mold sometimes follows an event insurance will cover, like strong wind or a rainstorm. But mold also can follow leakage caused by a construction defect, such as a gap between the roof and the walls or the wall and the floor, or just poor roof maintenance such as inattention to leaks.
Aug 7 2002 Victims, insurers raise a stink about toxic moldBy Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer. If insurers didn't drag their feet on paying mold claims, they could fix toxic mold damage more cheaply, before it spreads, and without lawsuits.
Aug 1 2002 Homeowners, Insurance Officials Face Off On Mold (see video of public hearing and story at http://www.nbc6.net/news/1585200/detail.html PLANTATION, Homeowners attending a public hearing with state and insurance officials Tuesday voiced anger over what they said is a growing mold problem in Broward County.
Aug 1 2002 Homeowners and insurers differ over impact of mold Homeowners, insurers at odds BY MICHAEL A.W. OTTEY
"At least 300 people crammed into Plantation City Hall for the forum. Among them were people with claims that mold has forced them out of their homes and cost them their health, not to mention huge financial losses."
July 31 2002 Florida Mold Hearings have started. More slated. Two other hearings will be held in Tampa and Orlando in August and will be announced once dates and locations are determined. Written comments will also be considered by the department and can be sent to: Steve Roddenberry, Florida Department of Insurance, Division of Insurer Services, 200 East Gaines St. or
Jul 23 2002 Florida Dept of Insurance Announces Public Hearings on Mold. The South Florida hearing is schedule for July 30, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Plantation at the Plantation City Council Chambers, 400 NW 73rd Ave.
Two other hearings will be held in Tampa and Orlando in August and will be announced once dates and locations are determined.
Jul 19 2002 "There is no evidence that building designs and construction practices are responsible for the increase in mold claims. Moreover, there is no evidence that mold is more prevalent in new homes than in older homes." --Gerald M. Howard, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Home Builders
Congressional Subcommittees on Housing and Community Opportunity And Oversight and Investigations Joint Hearing entitled "Mold: A Growing Problem" Thursday, July 18, 2002
Feb 15, 2002 TX House Mold Hearings Audio Available.
Feb 13, 2002 Current Events. Contact your officials concerning the mold issue in Texas:
Mold Task Force Hearing Schedule.
Insurance Commissioner Jose Montemayor Mold Task Force:
The commissioner has removed mold coverage for our homes and has now appointed a mold task force stacked with the insurance industry and tort reform groups. This task force does not have one single homeowner affected by mold contamination. To voice your opinion email:
Texas House or Representative Insurance Committee:
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE 1. Review issues associated with homeowners'
insurance coverage of toxic mold and mold related claims. Consider measures that would ensure appropriate coverage and remediation of damage and maintain the viability of the homeowners' insurance market. To contact this committee send an email to:
The Texas Governor Mansion was once remediated of mold contamination. Voice your opinion to the Governor about the rights of consumers and the need for protection of homeowners. Contact information acn be found at http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact%20%20information/mailing/mail.htm
Email at: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact%20%20information/email/email_the_governor.htm