Mercury News

Google Compare May Go Beyond Auto Insurance

The way Valen Analytics President and CEO Dax Craig describes it, Google’s move into insurance with Google Compare for auto insurance is an “all-aboard, wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee” call to the insurance industry. His words were simpler: “Game changer.” The complexity of what …

Mercury in California Ordered to Pay $27.5M for Unapproved Broker Fees

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a fine of $27.5 million because Mercury auto insurance consumers were allegedly charged unapproved broker fees. Mercury did not obtain Jones’ approval for the fees and so consumers paid more …

Yantis, Nelson Join Mercury Financial Group in Texas

Mercury Financial Group has added Gail Yantis, vice president, life specialist in its greater Austin/San Antonio, Texas, service area. Joining Yantis will be Ricci Nelson who will serve as marketing specialist. Yantis and Nelson join Mercury after a successful tenure …

Best Affirms Mercury General and Operating Subs Ratings; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of ‘A+’ (Superior) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of L.A.–based Mercury Casualty Group and its members. Best also affirmed the FSR of ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and ICRs of “a-” …

U.S. Upgrades Safety Probe of Ford, Mercury Models

U.S. safety regulators have upgraded an investigation into consumer complaints that 2010 model year Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan cars may suffer from wheel stud fractures that could cause a wheel to come off. The preliminary investigation of 317,315 Ford …