Consumer Federation of America News

Group Urges New York DFS to Review Auto Insurers’ Rate-Setting Practices

A consumer advocacy group said its analysis shows some of New York State’s largest auto insurers are charging higher premiums to motorists who have less education and non-professional, non-managerial jobs. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) said it …

Consumer Group Recommends Ways to Mitigate Uninsured Motorists Dilemma

Most uninsured motorists in the U.S. are responsible, safe drivers who simply cannot afford to purchase liability coverage with their income but who still need to drive for their work, according to a consumer advocacy group. The Consumer Federation of …

Report Calls for Prior Approval for All States

Holding automobile insurance regulation in California as an example, the Consumer Federation of America issued a report on Tuesday showing that auto insurance expenditures in America rose by 43 percent on average over the past quarter century. The report holds …

Calif. Auto Insurance Down over Quarter-Century, Groups Debate Why

The average California auto insurance expenditure fell from 1989 to 2010, while every other state in the nation saw substantial increases over that same period, according to a Consumer Federation of America analysis auto insurance expenditures. The group attributes the …

TRIA Debate Heats Up with Charge ‘Nervous Nelly’ P/C Insurers Enjoy $7B ‘Subsidy’

A consumer advocacy group says the property/casualty insurance industry has been getting a sweet deal worth about $7 billion as a result of the federal government’s program to help pay terrorism insurance claims after private insurance is exhausted. An industry …

Insurers Say Latest CFA Study Is Flawed; Marketplace Is Highly Competitive

The new auto insurance pricing study from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is getting roundly criticized by insurance industry representatives. The representatives say that states’ auto insurance marketplaces are highly competitive, with most drivers having dozens of auto insurers …

CFA Report: Largest Auto Insurers Often Charge Higher Premiums to Safe Drivers

In its latest report on auto insurance premiums charged by the largest auto insurers, the Consumer Federation of America said these insurers frequently charge higher premiums to safe drivers than to those who recently caused an accident. In two-thirds of …

Group Warns ACC Clauses Might Apply in Devastating Breezy Point Fire

When Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast with high winds and a massive storm surge, 111 homes in the Queens, New York, neighborhood of Breezy Point were destroyed by a fast-spreading fire. This week, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), …

Controversy Over Hurricane Deductibles May Just Be Beginning

When the National Hurricane Center declared Sandy a “post-tropical storm” just before it made landfall, a lot of homeowners across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maryland may have saved a lot of money. The governors of these states have …

Drivers Disapprove of Non-Driving Insurance Factors, Says Consumer Group

Consumers do not think it is fair for auto insurers to use level of education, occupation and lack of previous insurance in setting prices. That’s according to findings from a national survey of more than 1,000 consumers released by the …