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News Release
12/20/2013
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a decision by an administrative law judge permitting Allstate Insurance Company to grant special premium benefits to motorists who attended prestigious colleges or have high income jobs like lawyers and doctors. The agency staff has previously allowed other insurance...
Blog Post
11/19/2013
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Regulation of insurance companies, introduced by Proposition 103, could repair a loophole in the Affordable Care Act. "We didn't do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law," an apologetic President Obama said this month, shortly after millions of Americans got notices from their health insurance companies that their...
News Story
11/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Harvey Rosenfield, founder of Consumer Watchdog, is the author of Proposition 103. His Op-Ed Commentary below was originally published in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.  The online version can be viewed here. Regulation of insurance companies, introduced by Proposition 103, could repair a loophole in the Affordable Care...
News Story
11/17/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A ballot teeming with health measures next November may prompt hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending. SACRAMENTO — Obamacare's troubled rollout — and its more successful California start — may be dominating the news now. But wait till next year. An election year ballot full of health issues awaits California...
News Story
11/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
At first glance, the statistics revealed in a state-by-state analysis of auto insurance costs make Pennsylvania look pretty good. "Report praised Pennsylvania car insurance model," celebrated a headline in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, referring to Tuesday's release of a 75-page "Review of Auto Insurance Rate Regulation in...
Video
11/15/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Millions of Californians affected after health insurers cancel their current plans have been given a reprieve. Insurers can now extend plans into 2014 under the affordable care act. California insurance commissioner Dave Jones says insurers demanded provisions before the laws went into effect. Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog has asked Covered...
Video
11/13/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Back in 1984, the California Legislature passed a law requiring drivers to have auto insurance… but didn't limit how much insurers could charge. Predictably, insurers hiked prices by double digits. Voters revolted against the price gouging by passing Prop 103, and the result was billions in savings. Prop 103 has saved California drivers...
News Story
11/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
By now, it’s no surprise when California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issues a press release, and the one that came Tuesday commemorated the 25th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 103 in 1988, when Jones was still in law school. That was the measure that, among other things, made the insurance commissioner’s job elective,...
News Story
11/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Nebraska consumers have seen the nation's biggest percentage increase in auto insurance rates since 1988, a consumer group said Tuesday in recommending that all states adopt tough, California-style regulation of the auto insurance industry. Iowa's increase has been above-average, too, the Consumer Federation of America said in a report...
Blog Post
11/12/2013
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
I'm truly humbled. It was a big deal when, 25 years ago this month, you and other California voters joined with me to pass Proposition 103, the toughest auto insurance regulation in the nation. But I had no idea exactly how big. Today, in downtown Los Angeles, the Consumer Federation of America released the findings of a new report: Prop 103...