Texas Farm Bureau Insurance to refund over $20 million to auto insurance customers

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance | April 29, 2020

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance (TFBI) is refunding more than $20 million to it auto insurance customers, in response to the decrease in accidents following COVID-19 social distancing rules.
A release explained that the company’s auto insurance policyholders will be credited and/or refunded 15% of their insurance premiums for two months. Those credits/payments will begin May 15, 2020.
Policyholders will not need to take any action to claim their credit refund, TFBI said. For those who have a payment schedule, they will receive a credit on their future billing statement. Those who have paid their policies in full will receive a refund check through the mail.
“Texas’s streets have been quieter than usual as everyone joins forces to do the important work of flattening the curve,” said TFBI executive vice-president Mike Gerik. “With fewer drivers on the road resulting in fewer accidents, we are pleased to be able to make this premium refund to our policyholders.

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