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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 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
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State Farm customers in California could soon be paying lower premiums for homeowner, condo and renter insurance but will have to wait for the outcome of a lawsuit to know whether they will also get refunds from the company. A judge ruled late Friday that State Farm must abide by a state order to cut its premiums but can hold off on repaying...
News Story
12/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State Farm Insurance must reduce rates by an average of 7 percent for 1.7 million homeowners and renters in California while it challenges Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' findings that its rates were excessive, a judge ruled Monday. Jones said the decision would save Californians $84 million in the next year. The commissioner has also...
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.
News Release
12/15/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog will be in court tomorrow to oppose a request by State Farm, California’s largest insurance company, to postpone refunds of more than $100 million in overcharges on home, condo and renters insurance, and delay a 7% rate cut that would save customers $156 million per year (including the savings from...
News Story
12/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A request by State Farm to block an order requiring it to issue more than $100 million in premium refunds will be considered next week in San Diego County Superior Court. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, citing authority of the state's landmark Proposition 103, ordered the Bloomington, Ill., insurer in November to issue the...
News Release
12/8/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – State Farm, the nation’s largest insurance company, has filed two lawsuits seeking to overturn an order by the Insurance Commissioner that the company cut its home condo and renters insurance rates by 7% – which would save customers $156 million per year as compared to the rates requested by State Farm –...