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Courtroom Case
1/29/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Insurance companies have been forcing the middle class to pay for Auto Insurance discounts given to a select few. Consumer Watchdog and other leading California non-profit organizations have submitted a formal petition to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones asking him to stop insurance companies from secretly discriminating against their customers...
News Release
11/15/2012
Posted by Pam Pressley
Santa Monica, CA – Low-income Californians with good driving records should be given a 3.9% rate decrease on the state's innovative Low Cost Auto Insurance Program, according to an actuarial analysis Consumer Watchdog submitted to the California Department of Insurance Wednesday. The Insurance Commissioner is conducting an annual rate...
Blog Post
9/24/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
The Consumer Federation of America released a new report today assessing consumer views on the factors insurance companies use to set premiums around the country.  Not surprisingly, Americans think that insurance rates should be based primarily on motorists' driving safety record (87% and 85% of respondents believe rates should reflect a...
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...
News Story
1/30/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer group on Monday issued a study that shows ‘disparate treatment’ of low-to moderate-income families by auto insurers nationwide, and is asking state insurance commissioners to consider lowering minimum liability coverage requirements, and creating low-income purchase programs. A study released from the Consumer Federation...
News Release
10/3/2011
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – Low-income motorists with good driving records will be able to purchase California’s innovative Low-Cost Auto Insurance Program online with the enactment of AB 1024 (Hueso), which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown this weekend.  Under the new law, California’s Department of Insurance will work with the...
Blog Post
5/19/2011
Posted by Pam Pressley
Do you have minimum limits (15/30/15) on your auto insurance policy?  Did your insurance agent or broker tell you about California’s Low Cost Auto Insurance Program, which could save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance?  Likely Not.  Consumer Watchdog is investigating the failure of agents and brokers to inform...
Focus Area
11/11/2010
Posted by Doug Heller
Every state requires that all drivers be insured, but, for many low-income motorists, the cost of auto insurance is too high to maintain coverage.  As a result, millions of Americans drive without auto insurance.  They risk stiff penalties, car impoundment and license suspension.  Those who buy policies face high uninsured...
News Release
9/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Program Gives Lifeline In Tough Economy With No Taxpayer Cost Santa Monica, CA -- Governor Schwarzenegger has signed legislation, AB 1597 (authored by Assemblyman Dave Jones) to maintain California's innovative auto insurance program for low-income Californians with good driving records. The California Low Cost Auto Insurance program (CLCA),...
News Story
6/21/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Imperial, CA - As Imperial County struggles with major unemployment, many drivers have failed to take advantage of a program that could help them. So far this year, only two motorists in Imperial County has qualkified for the state's Low Cost Auto Insurance program, an affordable way to comply with the law. Imperial County...