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News Story
2/19/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

CVS Corp. yesterday cut its ties to a Massachusetts marketing firm that reminds customers to refill prescriptions, saying customers complained that the arrangement might erode the confidentiality of their medical information. The announcement followed Giant Food Inc.'s...
News Release
2/19/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Quackenbush Allows Insurers to Continue Setting Rates Without Standards Two California consumer groups today sent a letter to California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush denouncing his decision to quash a study on excessive auto company rates and profits by a...
News Story
2/18/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

In response to a deluge of complaints, Giant Food Inc. announced it will no longer send prescription information to a Massachusetts marketing company that tracks customers who don't refill prescriptions. "The agreement we signed with the company had extensive...
News Story
2/18/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Does the average person mind when, after having a prescription filled at the pharmacist, he or she starts getting related junk mail from drug companies to which the pharmacy has passed along his or her name, address and medical condition? Are such customers likely to...
News Story
2/15/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Using technology in a new way to market drugs, CVS Corp. and Giant Food Inc. are sending confidential prescription information to a Massachusetts company that tracks customers who don't refill prescriptions, a practice that some experts say raises new questions about...
News Release
1/29/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Group Plans Lawsuit to Invalidate ZIP Code-Based Rating Consumer groups attacked a decision by Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush that the auto rating plans of three major insurers complied with Proposition 103's good driver provisions. The Proposition...
Feature
1/1/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

In 1988, voter approved Proposition 103 made the California Insurance Commissioner an elective post in order to hold the Commissioner accountable to the public. Prior to Prop 103, commissioners were appointed by the governor and often had conflicts of interest because...
News Release
10/21/1997
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

Proposed Regulations Will Lead to Increased Redlining & Discrimination The Proposition 103 Enforcement Project today denounced proposed changes to existing regulations which will lead to increased redlining and discrimination by insurers. Proposition 103...
News Release
10/6/1997
Posted by Consumer Watchdog

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that auto insurance experts agree that Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush is allowing insurers to illegally use ZIP code as one of the prime determinants of auto insurance rates, in violation of Proposition 103 and his own...