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This page provides links to HHII supported bills, HHII research meetings and information on legislators & candidates, and recent information about Federal & State actions on coastal insurance legislation
Follow the Bills
Unlike in other states, the Alabama Department of Insurance doesn't comply with public information expectations. It refused to give State Senator Pittman the amount of actual claims made on a county-by-county basis following Hurrican Ivan. It won't give this information to HHII families. It won't release the acturial model it uses. Ridling, who is Alabama's Insurance Commissioner, told Fox 10 news reporter Bob Grip that his department can't distribute rate or claims information it doesn't collect. "It's not that we refuse to give them. We don't have them. Never have had them. The Department's never required companies to report on that basis, so that the information didn't exist." One insurance company source said 65% of claims after Hurricane Ivan actually came from north of Mobile and Baldwin counties! Without this claims information it is impossible to understand the justification for recent dramatic increase in insurance premiums and thousands of dropped policies.
Follow the Candidates
Interviews with unsuccessful primary candidates have been removed
HHII research meeting with Mr. Buzbee, Democratic candidate for District 33 Senate seat.
2010 Gubernatorial Candidates
Al Carlson, Tom Lantz and Craig Bowyer met with Dr. Bentley August 19, 2009.
Conservative Christians of Alabama web page provides links to candidate web pages
On the opening page, check top left hand tab; to change session, click on tab, select desired session, and click set. Click on Bills and then click Status. This will take you to a page where you can enter the bill number. After you type in the bill number, click Get Status. The next page you see will give you a summary of status. Click on the bill number. Then the top bar will flash (a maroon color). Click on View, a window will pop up and you can read the bill.
Coastal county residents press Legislature for insurance help Read article in Mobile Press-Register
Coast Insurance Bills Advance Read article in Mobile Press-Register
Campaign Finance - look up who is giving money to your public officials
State Senate approves coastal insurance bill Read article in 4/10/09 Mobile Press-Register
Rep. James Buskey to hold series of meetings to study coastal insurance troubles
On July 15, 2009, Rep. Buskey held the first meeting. Several HHII observers were in the audience and you can read their report here . Click on links to read Mobile Press Register article and blog page; read the comments to see how other Alabamians feel, and add your own!
August 11, Rep. James Buskey held the second of a series of meetings to study coastal insurance troubles. Click on link to read Mobile Press Register article.
Senator Brooks proposes bill requiring insurers to disclose premium differences in different regions
Other State's Legislative Actions
S505 Homeowners' Defense Act of 2009
HR 1264 Multiple Perils Insurance Act
Click here to learn more about this proposed legislation and follow its progress