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Blog Post
5/22/2012
Posted by Laura Antonini
California drivers: have you heard of the Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program? If you have a minimum liability auto insurance policy (15/30/15) and this doesn’t sound familiar, then your insurance agent or broker may have violated the law. California's Low Cost Auto Insurance Program gives low-income motorists with good...
Blog Post
5/12/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Next week we will be turning in the signatures for our ballot petition to force health insurance companies to justify their rates and get permission before instituting their rate hikes. Download, sign and return in the mail by the end of the weekend to be part of the signature turn-in or forever hold your peace. This short video preview of the...
Blog Post
4/23/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
In just one week, ONE MILLION Californians will have their health care rates unceremoniously hiked by up to 20%.  For many of these Californians, this will represent the 2nd or 3rd hike in less than two years. With insurance companies turning record profits quarter in and quarter out, it's time to stand up and tell them that we are sick...
News Story
2/3/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (LID) – The recently created Federal Insurance Office (FIO) within the U.S. Department of Treasury has missed its deadline to report to Congress on how best to improve oversight of the insurance industry. Title V of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111-203), which created the FIO,...
Blog Post
6/14/2011
Posted by Laura Antonini
Everyone knows that insurance companies don’t like to pay claims when we get sick or injured, and long-term care insurance companies are no different. However, abuses including unjust denials of care are more disturbing when they harm the elderly and disabled. Consumer Watchdog is investigating problems with long-term care insurance,...
Blog Post
5/12/2011
Posted by Doug Heller
If you're looking for a model plan to save money on health insurance premiums, Senator Dianne Feinstein joined Consumer Watchdog yesterday to release a new Consumer Watchdog report, Health Reform and Rate Regulation: Can't Have One Without The Other, showing how insurance company rate regulation is crucial to lowering rates. In...
News Release
2/3/2011
Posted by Doug Heller
Los Angeles, CA – A Los Angeles Superior Court this morning granted a former Farmers Insurance customer, represented by Consumer Watchdog’s attorneys, the right to challenge portions of a $455 million settlement of a national class action lawsuit against Farmers Group, Inc. The case, known as Fogel v. Farmers Group, Inc., charges...
News Release
1/27/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber
Washington, DC– House Republicans are misrepresenting California’s experience with medical liability limits to argue for legislation, HR 5, that would take away the rights of patients injured by medical negligence. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to the bill’s author, House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, today and called on...
Success Story
11/17/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's founder led the 1988 voter revolt against insurance companies that passed Proposition 103 and saved Californians billions. 27 years ago Consumer Watchdog's advocates led the successful effort to reform auto, home, and other property-casualty insurance companies. That 1988 ballot initative, Prop 103, has saved California...
News Story
11/16/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
The following op-ed (Part 2) by Harvey Rosenfield, the founder of Consumer Watchdog and the author of Proposition 103, was published in The Daily Journal of Los Angeles on Monday, November 16, 2010.  (Read Part 1 here.) ------------- Twenty-two years ago, California voters overhauled the Insurance Code. Proposition 103 bars unfair...