Table: Growing Concern
Why Texas insurers' have a 10-gallon headache
Until Jan. 1, standard homeowner policies covered slow-leak damage.
In Q1 2000, policyholders filed 883 mold-related claims. By Q2 2001, they filed 5,722.
Mold cost insurers $276.5 million from January, 2000, to June, 2001.
* Figures for Allstate, Farmers Insurance, and State Farm
Data: Texas Insurance Dept.