OPIC’s 2023 Achievements

OPIC has worked hard for consumers throughout the 2023 fiscal year.1 Over the last 12 months, we reviewed almost 1,500 rule, rate, and policy form filings. We saved Texas consumers over $14.7 million by limiting premium increases and obtaining refunds. Indeed, for...

How Cost-Sharing Works in Health Insurance

When you get medical care, you and your health plan share the costs. Your health insurance pays for some of the costs, and you pay for the rest. You will usually pay one, or more, of these:  Premium You pay a certain amount of money each month for your health...

5 Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Costs

1. Shop Around Prices can vary, so it often pays to shop around. Check out our Policy Comparison Tool and HelpInsure.com to compare coverages and sample rates. Remember to never shop for an insurance policy on price alone!   2. Higher Deductibles A deductible is...

Understanding Your Homeowners Deductible

What is a  Homeowners Deductible? A homeowners deductible is the portion of a covered loss you must pay before your insurance company pays for any of the loss. Typically, your insurance company will simply subtract the deductible from the total amount of your claim,...