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News Story
5/23/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The average policyholder will see a $65 reduction in his or her annual bill. It's the Auto Club of Southern California's fourth rate decrease in the last nine years. About 1 million customers of the Automobile Club of Southern California will get an average $65 reduction in their annual car insurance bills, the auto club and the state...
News Release
5/22/2013
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – California drivers insured by Auto Club of Southern California will receive an average rate decrease of 4.1% after the company agreed to lower premiums following discussions with the California Department of Insurance and Consumer Watchdog.  The nonprofit Consumer Watchdog challenged a 2012 Auto Club filing with the...
Blog Post
3/20/2013
Posted by Doug Heller
Yesterday, the insurance sales website Insure.comreleased a poorly constructed and remarkably misleading study on auto insurance rates.  (More surprising, perhaps, is the fact that some journalists uncritically posted the study as news.) The study purports to organize states according to how expensive it is to buy auto insurance in those...
News Story
2/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
What you pay for car insurance depends on more than what you drive and how you drive it. It depends on where you live, your credit score, and sometimes your occupation and education level. High school dropouts may pay more than people with master’s degrees — even when the well-educated have worse driving records. Janitors may pay more...
News Story
1/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
People who don't volunteer for snitching device may end up with higher rates by default. More auto insurance companies are asking customers to ride around with a little electronic tattletale. The device is the size of your palm. Plug it into your car and it will tattle to the insurer about how fast you drive, the time of day and the mileage...
Legal Update
10/29/2012
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Prepared Remarks of Harvey Rosenfield News Conference - Lawsuit Against Auto Club for Violation of Proposition 103 – Santa Monica, California October 25, 2012   Good morning, and thank you for coming. Joining us today is Ms. Jill Rogers, the plaintiff in the lawsuit we are here to discuss; Tim Blood, of the firm of Blood,...
News Release
10/16/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- The insurance billionaire behind Prop 33 is asking California voters to believe that he wants to overturn laws that have protected consumers for 24 years to save consumers money. Consumer Watchdog Campaign today released the “Top Five Reasons You Can’t Trust Mercury Insurance,” outlining the company’s...
News Release
10/10/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Santa Monica, CA – Mercury General is raising auto insurance rates by $63 million on its customers, an average 4% rate hike for 990,000 Mercury auto insurance policyholders in California. The rate hike comes just ahead of a November vote on Proposition 33, funded by Mercury Chairman George Joseph, which would allow insurance companies to...