State Farm Insurance has said it won’t renew coverage for 6,000 personal and commercial policyholders in coastal areas of Texas next year, according to media reports.

The insurance company has said it won’t renew policies for properties that are within 2,500 feet of coastal waters or bays, on barriers islands or peninsulas, the Associated Press reported.

The AP reported that other companies are cutting back or dropping windstorm coverage along the coast.

State Farm said it will continue coverage for homes located more than one mile inland, but those homeowners will need to get a building code certificate from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, according to the AP report. The company will not sell new policies for homes that are between the 2,500-foot mark and one mile inland, but said it will renew policies for homes in these areas.

Other companies that have cut back or dropped windstorm coverage altogether include American National Property and Casualty, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Co., Horace Mann Insurance, Beacon Insurance and Middle States Insurance Co., according to the AP.

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription