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Californians Lump Props. 32 and 33; a Referendum on the ‘B’ Word

The “B” word may have been the most lethal weapon against an automobile insurance portable persistency initiative put to Californians, the second such initiative in the last two years to be defeated. California’s Proposition 33, the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act, …

Calif. Prop. 33 Defeated

Update: Californians Lump Props. 32 and 33; a Referendum on the ‘B’ Word   The second automobile insurance persistency initiative put to Californians in the last two years was defeated. California’s Proposition 33, the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act, was …

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 …

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 …

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 …