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News Story
5/14/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today approved legislation to extend California´s Low-Cost Automobile Insurance program through 2016. Assembly Bill 1597, authored by Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), was approved with a bi-partisan vote of 73-3. "Extending the low-cost auto insurance program is vitally important...
News Story
5/9/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Program in place until January 2011 State insurance officials estimate 18 percent of drivers will let their car insurance lapse in this tough economy, but California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program could help some motorists stay legal. Annual liability premiums run as low as $262 in Riverside County and $274 in San Bernardino County...
News Story
4/21/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Click here to watch the video news segment. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Record high unemployment rates across California mean many more uninsured drivers on the road. But there is help for low income motorists. The state has a program that could get you covered for less than $25.00 per month. The State Department of Insurance estimates that close...
News Story
2/24/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Several Californians enjoy the benefit of enrolling in the state’s Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA). Since its inception in July 2000, the program has provided ‘low-cost liability insurance’ to car owners with good driving records that do not have the financial capability to avail of market-rate insurance. The...
News Story
2/6/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
People who feel they can't afford car liability insurance probably don't know about a state program that costs as little as $254 a year.   That is substantially less than the price of a ticket in Kern County for not having insurance -- $786, court officials said.   The program has income, age, vehicle cost and safety conditions, said...
News Story
2/1/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SACRAMENTO, CA -- Enrollment in the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program surged 18.9% in 2009 due to the poor economy and an aggressive outreach program, the state Department of Insurance said. The CLCA program approved 7,495 applications in 2009, up from 6,306 the previous year. April was the most active month, with 727 applications...
Feature
12/8/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
For a graph of the nearly $2 billion California consumers saved between 2003 and 2010, click here. Below is a chart of Consumer Watchdog's pending and completed challenges to insurance companies' proposed rate changes in California. Pending PENDING Company/Group Line Description...
News Story
11/12/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Group Accuses UnitedHealth Of Intimidating Workers The nation's largest health insurance carrier is urging its employees to lobby the Senate against reform proposals that would hurt the firm's bottom line, according to copies of e-mails released Thursday by a liberal advocacy group. UnitedHealth Group, which is based in Minnesota, e-...
News Story
10/27/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Secretary of State’s campaign finance database shows insurance giant Mercury General Corp. on Friday put $1 million into Californians for Fair Auto Insurance Rates, the campaign committee it set up to back “The Continuous Coverage Auto Insurance Discount Act” for next year’s ballot. This doubles the company’s...
News Story
10/14/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Gregg Jones had been with Triple AAA of Northern California for more than 30 years before he decided to shop around for a new auto insurance policy. "Once you get something in place it's hard to change. You just get to the point where the (premiums) were becoming a major factor," said the 62-year-old Martinez resident and attorney. So in...