California Proposition 103 News

Consumer Watchdog in California Barks at Farmers

Consumer Watchdog has petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones a public hearing on the new program private passenger auto filings of Farmers Specialty Insurance Co. The Consumer Watchdog petition seeks to compel Farmers and its affiliates to comply with Proposition 103′s …

California’s Prop. 33 is Bomb-Tossing Battle to the End

Attack, attack and attack again. That’s been the modus operandi of each side in the Proposition 33 campaign, an initiative on the California ballot that enables automobile insurance consumers to take the loyalty discount they get with their current insurer …

Former Southern California Auto Club Agent Sues Insurer for ‘Illegal Practice’

A former insurance agent has filed a class action lawsuit in Southern California against Auto Club over what she alleges is an “illegal commission scheme” that penalizes agents who sell policies to people who previously did not have insurance. It …

Consumer Watchdog Slams Calif. Prop. 33 Campaign over Libya Tragedy

The battle over an automobile insurance persistency initiative is heating up, with the latest volley over a radio advertisement targeting a military audience that opponents are calling on to be removed following the tragedy in Libya where Libyan Ambassador Christopher …

Prop. 33 Proponents: Ballot Writers Don’t Understand Insurance Industry

As proponents of California Proposition 33 await a hearing on a lawsuit they filed to change some wording in voter guide statements for the upcoming November election, they’re hoping to avoid the damage that could be done by language they …

Lawsuit Says Voter Guide Statements Incorrect

Proponents of the vehicle insurance discount initiative on the November ballot say California’s voter guide statements on Proposition 33 are inaccurate. The Proposition 33 campaign has filed a Sacramento lawsuit saying the state attorney general and opponents of the initiative …

Jones Names New Public Advisor To Would be Intervenors

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has named a new public advisor to assist members of the public and consumer groups with the Proposition 103 intervenor process, under which consumer groups can intervene in proceedings for insurance rate increases and decreases. …

Website Attacks Consumer Watchdog

A website attacking a consumer group that often does battle with the insurance industry was launched on Friday, setting off more sparks in a roiling battle between proponents of two competing measures that Californians may see go head-to-head on the …

Consumer Group Hammers Mercury Rate Increase Filing in California

A California consumer group is challenging a rate hike bid by Mercury Insurance because the group claims the company is trying to pass along the costs of its political campaigning. But the insurer says those costs are not included in …

Backers of Calif. Auto Insurance Discount Claim Signatures to Make 2012 Ballot

Backers of a persistency initiative on Wednesday said they have gathered the signatures they need to qualify it for the Nov. 6 2012 ballot in California. A campaign consultant for the backers of the campaign, the American Agents Alliance, said …