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Auto Insurance Fraud Is Increasing

Law enforcement in Bakersfield, California state that auto insurance fraud is on the rise in Kern County.

They attribute this to the bleak economic conditions prevalent today. Experts in the insurance industry say that fraud makes insurance rates go up for everyone............   More >>

Insurance Commissioner Can't Stop Premium Increases

Clamor over an insurance company's decision to increase premiums by as much as 59 percent could lead California lawmakers to consider pre-approving such increases.

Last session, a bill that would have authorized the state insurance commissioner to approve rate hikes failed by four votes in the state Senate. Almost every lawmaker representing the Inland area voted against the bill...........   More >>

Auto Insurance Cos. in Calif. to Get Bills for Sacramento Crash Response

The city council of Sacramento, Calif., last week approved an ordinance that will allow for out-of-town motorists involved in accidents within city limits to be charged for the cost of the city's response to those accidents...........   More >>

Drivers, look out for crash taxes

The Labor Day weekend is almost here and you're hitting the road for one last blast of summer fun. You've tuned up your car, plotted your route and have a little extra cash on hand to pay any potential crash taxes. Yep. Crash taxes..........   More >>

Low-cost auto insurance program getting more attention

Donna James says the value of California's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA) to her is priceless. "It's been a godsend," the 57-year-old Redding resident said. "I would either have to drive illegal(ly) or park my car" without it. Launched as a pilot program in July 2000, CLCA provides low-cost liability insurance to good drivers who don't have the financial capability to afford market-rate insurance.........   More >>

Big Insurance Company Wants To Rewrite Law They've Been Breaking

There may be no better illustration of how corrupt our politics have become than the efforts of the Mercury Insurance Group to change a landmark consumer protection law that they are apparently violating on a regular basis. In 1988, California voters passed Proposition 103, a sweeping reform of the state's auto insurance industry. ........   More >>

California Man Pleads Guilty to Auto Insurance Fraud

Noel Perez of Azusa, Calif., has pled guilty to insurance fraud after setting his vehicle on fire at the entrance to Angeles National Forest on Oct. 27 and submitting a fraudulent insurance claim. He was sentenced Dec. 22 to 180 days in jail and three years of probation, according to........   More >>

When an Insurance Giant Funds a Ballot Measure, Watch Out For Your Wallet

Insurance rates for millions of Californians will jump dramatically if Mercury Insurance has its way. The auto insurance giant is circulating a proposed initiative that would allow insurers to surcharge people with a lapse in their auto insurance, even if the reason for the lapse was that they had stopped driving for a time........   More >>

California Car Crash Ring Broken Up

California's Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced that a year-long investigation by California Department of Insurance detectives has resulted in eight arrests and the dismantling of a staged automobile collision ring.......   More >>

California Issues Regulations for Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance

California's insurance commissioner, Steven Poizner, has issued final pay-as-you-drive regulations, which will enable insurers to offer consumers rates that are based on actual miles driven as opposed to estimated miles driven. "Pay as you drive is an innovative way to create financial incentives for California motorists to drive......   More >>

Auto insurance fraud cases increasing in California

Financial desperation may be driving more Californians to ditch their cars or set them on fire to get an insurance payout, according to the California Department of Insurance. The state agency, led by insurance commissioner Steve Poizner, recorded 300 more suspected fraud cases involving arson and theft in 2008 than in 2007......   More >>

Farmers Insurance to slash workforce at 21st Century unit in Woodland Hills

Reporting from Sacramento - California's largest auto insurer, Farmers Insurance Group, said Thursday that it planned to slash jobs at the offices of its newly acquired 21st Century Insurance unit in Woodland Hills. Los Angeles-based Farmers told employees that it would cut 554 jobs by the end of this year and that the total would reach 750 by the end of 2010......   More >>

As economy tanks, auto insurance fraud increases

Financially desperate Californians and scam artists are committing more automobile insurance fraud to cash in on insurance money as the Great Recession deepens, according to recently compiled Department of Insurance statistics.......   More >>

Classic car auto insurance is cheaper than enthusiasts may think

It seems counterintuitive for a classic car policy to cost less than a traditional one, but the reason is simple: Collectible cars are pampered. Got a classic car, like a 1960s-era Mustang or a gull-wing Mercedes? You could be paying too much to insure it.....   More >>

Initiative to Change Calif. Auto Insurance Rating Factor Proposed, Faces Criticism

Californians for Fair Auto Insurance Rates is working on gaining support for a voter initiative aimed at the 2010 ballot that reward drivers who have had insurance for some time to be eligible for a "persistency discount," even if they change carriers....   More >>

Consumer Coalition Announces August Legislative Priorities

Lawmakers returning from summer recess today will be greeted by a letter from nine consumer rights organizations outlining legislative priorities during the final month of the 2009 session. ....   More >>

Updated 9/2/2010

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