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News Story
10/25/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Ex-employee says firm penalizes workers for signing up previously uninsured drivers. A former insurance agent at the Auto Club of Southern California has sued the company, accusing it of violating state law by penalizing agents for selling policies to previously uninsured consumers, four years after the company settled similar allegations....
News Story
10/25/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to view the TV news segment. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- AAA is being sued after an ex-agent claimed the Auto Club discriminates against potential customers using a commission scheme. Jill Rogers of San Clemente is a former insurance agent with the Auto Club of Southern California. At a news conference Thursday, Rogers alleged while an Auto...
News Story
8/10/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
That wise-cracking Geico gecko has just been served a heaping slice of humble pie, courtesy of the state of California. Recently, Geico asked the California Department of Insurance (CDI) for permission to raise rates on drivers by 4 percent. But the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog got a whiff of the proposal and barked. Using a state law known...
News Release
6/1/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Cross-posted from California Department of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced a substantial decrease in homeowner insurance rates by USAA. The recent approval of the company's rate filing reduces rates for most of its California policyholders by an average of 14.9 percent. "Today, I am pleased to...
News Story
1/14/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate Corp. will no longer issue new "Your Choice Auto" policies in California. Consumer education and advocacy organization Consumer Watchdog said that comes in response to a challenge by the group, which said it considers the policies to be "deceptive and overpriced." Allstate spokesman Bill Mellander, however, said...
News Story
1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
In a victory for insurance companies, the state Supreme Court left intact Wednesday a ruling barring consumers in California from suing automobile insurers over their rates. Consumer and civil rights groups, joined by the city of San Francisco, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and his predecessor, Steve Poizner, had urged the court...
News Story
1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate has stopped selling California drivers its "Your Choice Auto" policies after a consumer group claimed the product was deceptive. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Northbrook, Ill.-based insurance giant pulled the program early this week and will phase out coverage by November. Allstate will continue selling the policies in...
News Story
1/12/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate Insurance agreed to stop selling its Your Choice Auto (YCA) insurance program in California after Consumer Watchdog said the insurance was “deceptive and overpriced,” according to the nonprofit. Allstate won’t issue new YCA policies and will phase out the 150,000 existing policies in California by November 2011, the...
News Story
1/11/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, halted sales of its Your Choice Auto product in California after a consumer group said drivers were cheated. Allstate will no longer issue new Your Choice Auto policies in the state and will phase out the coverage by November, according to a statement yesterday from the...
News Release
1/10/2011
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA -- Allstate Insurance has agreed to stop selling its aggressively marketed "Your Choice Auto" (YCA) insurance program in California, in response to a challenge brought by the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog.  As of today, Allstate will no longer issue new YCA policies, which Consumer Watchdog considers deceptive and...