Table: Growing Concern

Why Texas insurers' have a 10-gallon headache

GENEROUS COVERAGE

Until Jan. 1, standard homeowner policies covered slow-leak damage.

RISING CLAIMS*

In Q1 2000, policyholders filed 883 mold-related claims. By Q2 2001, they filed 5,722.

HUGE LOSSES*

Mold cost insurers $276.5 million from January, 2000, to June, 2001.

* Figures for Allstate, Farmers Insurance, and State Farm

Data: Texas Insurance Dept.

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