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News Story
12/22/2013
Posted by admin
He was an early supporter, but that hasn’t prevented Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones from finding plenty of fault with President Barack Obama’s new health care program and its rollout in California. Jones wasn’t happy the state’s health insurance exchange told insurers not to include pediatric dental care as a standard...
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...
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
11/13/2013
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...
News Story
11/12/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The author of Proposition 103, the landmark bill that regulated auto insurance rates in California, said Tuesday he knows how to replicate its success to fix the Affordable Care Act. KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas reports Prop. 103 author Harvey...
News Story
11/12/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
California is the only state where the average price paid for auto insurance has gone down since 1989, according to a report published Tuesday by the Consumer Federation of America. The report attributed the decrease mainly to Proposition 103, an initiative passed by voters in 1988 that, among other things, required property and casualty insurers...
News Story
11/12/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
California has the most consumer-friendly auto insurance industry in the U.S. due to state regulations, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) says in a report released today. Twenty-five years after California voters passed Proposition 103, which imposed regulations and rate controls on auto insurance companies, the measures have been declared...