Some people are claiming in news stories and social media posts that policyholders, like those affected by Hurricane Harvey, need to file their claims before Sept. 1 or they will lose some of their rights.

This is simply not true.

Here are the facts from the Texans for Lawsuit Reform:

The primary purpose of the new statute is to require written notice of a dispute before a lawsuit is filed.

REMEMBER:  Once you are safe, contact your insurance company to notify them about your claim.  However, you are under no obligation to do this by Sept. 1. 

 Our thoughts and prayers are with each of our policyholders and all Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.