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News Release
1/29/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA - Fourteen non-profit citizen, consumer and low income advocacy organizations today formally petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to bar auto insurance companies from discriminating against California drivers based on their occupation or education level.   “The use of these unauthorized rating factors increases...
News Story
1/29/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Automobile insurance companies would be banned from using motorists' occupation and education levels in establishing customer premiums under a rule change sought by consumer advocates Wednesday. Consumer Watchdog formally requested that California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, the auto insurance industry's chief regulator, bar...
News Story
1/29/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A consumer advocacy group is calling on the California insurance commissioner to stop allowing automobile insurance companies to grant discounts for those who belong to professional organizations. Under state law, car insurance companies must primarily base their rates on three factors: someone’s driving...
News Story
1/12/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The following Op-Ed Commentary was published in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, January 12, 2014. ----------------- No political consultant sees more angles than Richie Ross, but his tangent opposing two pro-consumer ballot initiatives, which could turn 2014 into the Year of the Patient, is unsound geometry (“Voters can’t avoid health...
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...