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News Story
2/4/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Greenlining Institute is the most recent consumer protection organization to file a petition with the California Department of Insurance over a proposed rate filing by the United States Automobile Association. Greenlining's petition joins an earlier petition by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Greenlining said USAA's filing for...
News Story
1/26/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SACRAMENTO, CA -- State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner on Friday urged lawmakers not to approve a fee proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to raise $125 million for fire protection, calling the surcharge unconstitutional, unfair to many property owners and bad public policy. A top aide to Poizner, the only statewide elected Republican...
News Release
12/6/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California Consumer Group Challenges Farmers' Attempt to Overcharge California Homeowners One-Quarter $Billion a Year Santa Monica, CA -- Farmers Insurance Company is seeking exemptions to state rules that could allow it to charge one million Californians almost $250 million extra per year for their Farmers homeowners insurance. Information...
News Release
6/15/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Challenges Under Voter-Approved Prop 103 Could Save $50 Million for 110,000 Fireman's Fund and Geo Vera Policyholders Santa Monica, CA -- The Department of Insurance ordered hearings this week into proposed earthquake rate increases by Geo Vera and Fireman's Fund in response to filings by consumer advocates at the Foundation for Taxpayer and...
Feature
3/20/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Text of Proposition 103: Click here to read the text of Prop. 103. Law as subsequently amended by legislature (changes from voter approved law in bold): NONE. Status of Provision: In effect. Source Documents: NONE. Relevant Legal Materials: Read FTCR's "friend of the court" brief in the Donabedian v. Mercury Insurance case, filed with...
News Release
7/13/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Despite Severe Limits on Victims' Rights, California Insurers Continue Push For Higher Doctors' Premiums Santa Monica, CA -- A new survey by the Rand Corporation found that the most significant impact of California's 29 year old medical malpractice caps law falls on patients and families who are severely injured or killed as a result of medical...
Feature
4/1/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
For a detailed explanation of Proposition 103's provisions and their present status, read the following link: Background on Insurance Reform: A Detailed Analysis of Proposition 103 (All references are to the provisions of the original version of Proposition 103.) DESCRIPTION OF REFORM ACTION REQUIRED BY COMMISSIONER HISTORY & STATUS...