Proposition 33 News

Worker’s Comp Reforms, Portable Persistency Top West’s 2012 Headlines

Dec. 21, 2012 came and went and the apocalypse was so lackluster as to be forgotten among the year’s myriad headlines. Now that we are all well and good, and past doomsday, here are Insurance Journal’s best headlines in the …

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 …

State Elections to Decide Insurance Commissioner, Ballot Initiatives, Court Contests

For the insurance industry, there is more at stake in the Nov. 6 election than who goes to or stays in the White House and Congress. The insurance industry will be watching who wins the gubernatorial races in 11 states, …

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 …

California’s Prop. 33 Latest Battle Between Adversaries Joseph, Rosenfield

Billionaire insurance executive George Joseph has been fighting with consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield for two decades over California’s landmark automobile insurance law. This November, the two are squaring off again over a ballot initiative that would roll back a provision …

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 …

California Health Rates Initiative Qualifies for 2014 Ballot

The California Secretary of State announced on Thursday that a ballot initiative to require health insurance companies to publicly justify and get approval for rate increases before they take effect has qualified for the 2014 ballot. Santa Monica, Calif.-based-Consumer Watchdog’s …

Calif. Prop. 33 Language Stands

The language for an automobile persistency initiative will stand after the California Third District Court of Appeal on Monday denied an appeal filed by the backers of the Proposition 33 campaign seeking to strike part of the ballot language, including …