When I first saw the advertisement that said it is possible to get home insurance in your area for a lower price, I wasn’t too optimistic about it. I was already getting a great deal from my local insurance company, or so I thought anyway. I didn’t do anything about it at first, because I thought it was just going to waste my time. When my neighbor, who is also one of my closest friends, told me that she had contacted this company and ended up switching, I knew that it was time to explore my options because she is not the type to switch companies easily.
She explained that when she called the company, it only took a few minutes for the rep to give her quotes from a number of different insurance companies. Continue reading
I knew that the Public Utility Commission of Texas was initially created to regulate the electric utility, but that was no longer a necessity when deregulation happened. I am grateful that this did not mean that the Public Utility Commission ceased to exist though. Even though they no longer needed to make sure that the energy company was not gouging any customers, they had another purpose as well, which was to help customers if they had a valid complaint against the energy utility. When deregulation happened, they were no longer the watchdog for consumers as far as pricing goes.
This is because each company selling the energy to consumers will be careful to not gouge. Continue reading