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News Release
2/8/2017
Posted by Connor
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the Department of Insurance to reject GEICO’s and Progressive’s use of occupation in setting auto insurance rates. The challenges seek to stop the insurance companies from giving discounts to drivers who are employed in elite professions such as lobbyists, lawyers, and...
News Story
2/8/2017
Posted by Connor
Consumer Watchdog is urging the California Department of Insurance to deny auto insurance rate proposals from insurers Geico and Progressive that the consumer group says will dole out unfair discounts based on occupation. The organization says discounts given to so-called affinity groups give preference to drivers who are part of “...
News Release
1/26/2017
Posted by Carmen Balber
San Diego, CA – This morning, Judge Katherine Bacal denied State Farm’s request to block millions of dollars worth of insurance rate decreases from going into effect until February 13, 2017. In November 2016, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered State Farm to reduce its overall renters and homeowners rates by 7%. Compared to the...
News Release
1/19/2017
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – California consumers and small business owners saved $246 million dollars on their insurance in 2016 thanks to public rate challenges brought by Consumer Watchdog under insurance reform initiative Proposition 103. At the same time, State Farm is in San Diego Superior Court trying to reverse some of those homeowner rate...
Blog Post
1/18/2017
Posted by Carmen Balber
California consumers and small business owners saved $246 million dollars on their insurance in 2016 thanks to public rate challenges brought by Consumer Watchdog under insurance reform initiative Proposition 103. Since 2002, Consumer Watchdog rate challenges have saved policyholders $3.2 billion on their auto, home, condo, earthquake,...
News Story
1/17/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The California Department of Insurance says State Farm is not moving fast enough to lower its rates for homeowners and renters and it could face billions of dollars in fines if it doesn't speed up the process. The threat of hefty fines, sent Friday to State Farm, escalates an increasingly bitter fight between the department and the Bloomington...
News Story
1/16/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Prop. 103 has saved consumers Re “Are insurance rates better under Prop. 103?” (Insight, Jan. 13): The article about consumer rate challenges under Proposition 103 misleads the public about where its critique comes from. William Gausewitz is quoted as a source. Gausewitz lobbied for the insurance industry, and after leaving his job...
News Story
12/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A banking scandal, exploding phones and the ongoing roller coaster of PG&E rate changes were among the top stories raising the ire of consumers this years. Perhaps the worst was the Wells Fargo bank scandal in which employees secretly opened millions of bogus credit and bank accounts to meet sales targets, and then funded many of those...
Video
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge is set to rule on whether State Farm Insurance must refund millions to consumers in California for overcharging them on homeowners and renters policies.
Video
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State Farm Insurance is going to court to fight ordered millions in refunds for overcharging consumers on homeowners and renters policies.