This morning I received an e-mail from the Benefits Counselor who has been helping me with my attempt to collect from CMI-Lloyds Insurance. She gave me the Web address for the Unclaimed Property Claims Section in the Comptroller’s office. She had gone to the site and had found information about my check. All I had to do was to click the link in her e-mail and answer a few questions. Then I had to print the claims form, sign it and mail it. I should receive a response within 30-90 days. I hope and pray that this will bring an end to this saga of nearly six years.
Virginia and I met at the Senior Center for lunch. We visited for a while until time for her to go to the line dancing class.
I decided to follow up on the suggestion that one of my RV club buddies gave me over the week end. Bruce is a retired insurance agent, so he knows a lot about it. I was muttering to him about how much my current car and RV insurance premiums are. He told me that members of the Texas Farm Bureau get very good rates. I went to their Austin office and discovered, to my delight, that I could save $289 for the car and $291 for the RV on an annual basis. To qualify for this insurance, I had to join the Farm Bureau at $35 per year. That still leaves substantial savings. There are also many other valuable benefits for members such as discount health care; vehicle purchase, lease and rental; discount prescription drugs, hotel/motel discounts, discount eye glasses and contacts, cell phone service, etc. (www.txfb.org) When I got back home, I e-mailed my current insurance company, telling them to cancel my policies.
On the way home I stopped at the supermarket and bank. I dodged rain showers everywhere I went but never did have to use my umbrella.