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Courtroom Case
1/29/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Insurance companies have been forcing the middle class to pay for Auto Insurance discounts given to a select few. Consumer Watchdog and other leading California non-profit organizations have submitted a formal petition to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones asking him to stop insurance companies from secretly discriminating against their customers...
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 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...
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
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
10/16/2013
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Auto insurance rates in California have to be based primarily on a motorist’s driving safety record, the number of miles you drive each year, and how many years you’ve been on the road.  That’s one of the mandates of insurance reform Proposition 103, approved by California voters in a David versus Goliath battle with the...
Video
8/20/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
 Prop 103 has resulted in lower premiums than 25 years ago
News Release
6/19/2013
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – Californians spent less per year on auto insurance in 2010 than they did in 1989, a rate reduction that no other state in the nation achieved according to a new Consumer Federation of America analysis of insurance industry data. California voters approved Proposition 103 in 1988 to regulate auto insurance rates and the...