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State Farm Issues $13.3M in Refunds to California Policyholders

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that State Farm has issued refunds totaling $13.3 million for overcharged premiums to 241,356 California consumers in compliance with his rate reduction order after the carrier lost two court battles. The refunds are …

California OKs Lower Rates for State Farm’s Boat, Home Inland Marine Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved rate reductions for two State Farm inland marine policies that he said will bring millions of dollars in premium savings for tens of thousands of boat owners and homeowners with jewelry and higher …

Oklahoma Commissioner Unhappy About State Farm’s Plan to Exit Tulsa

State Farm is planning to close its Tulsa operations center in 2019, and the state’s insurance commissioner is none too happy about it. According to the Associated Press, spokesman Justin Tomczak said the company will be moving 530 Tulsa-area jobs …

Two Georgia Women Wanted for Claiming Injuries for Fake Auto Accidents

The Georgia Department of Insurance has issued warrants for two women on multiple counts of insurance fraud for allegedly filing fake auto injury claims that bilked two insurance companies out of more than $21,000. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in …

California Judge Denies State Farm’s Request to Delay Rate Reduction Order

Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal has denied State Farm’s request for a temporary restraining order in an attempt to delay California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ enforcement of his order directing the carrier to reduce homeowners and renters rates by 7 …

Judge Denies State Farm’s Bid to Stop California Rate Reduction Order

California Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal has denied State Farm’s emergency request to stay Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’s order directing State Farm to reduce homeowner and renter rates by 7 percent, and issue refunds totaling more than $100 million to …

Teens Who Use Phones While Driving Also Prone to Other Risky Behaviors

American teens who use their smartphones when they’re behind the wheel are also more likely to participate in other dangerous driving behaviors, like speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to wear a seat belt, according …

State Farm Reminds Alabama Drivers to Watch Out for Deer

Alabama motorists are getting a costly reminder to look out for deer while driving. State Farm, Alabama’s largest auto insurer, says in a statement that there were 28,794 insurance claims connected to deer collisions from July 2015 to the end …

Report: Some Illinois Insurance Companies Forcing Roof Replacements

When Dennis Roberts’ car insurance started getting a bit too expensive, he did what a lot of consumers do and shopped around. Then he picked a new company and switched both his home and auto coverage, never expecting what it …

California Administrative Law Judge Orders State Farm to Refund $85M

An administrative law judge at the California Department of Insurance found that State Farm overcharged customers $85 million and ordered the carrier to issue refunds and reduce rates. The judge determined that since July 15, 2015, State Farm’s premiums for …