California agents seek an end to the auto insurance rate moratorium

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A group representing the agents says it is having a negative impact in the state. A California auto insurance group has become quite vocal about their opinion against Commissioner Lara’s recent rate moratorium. According to the agents, the commissioner’s moratorium is negatively impacting state consumers. The American Agents Alliance has stated that they are opposed to Lara’s auto insurance rate moratorium in California. The alliance is based in Sacramento, California, and is an association of professionals in the insurance industry. “Commissioner Lara’s Rate Moratorium and his refusal to process automobile…

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Auto Club Insurance files for $202 million California car insurance rate increase

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Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s office has received the request to let the company hike premiums. Auto Club Insurance has filed for an overall California car insurance rate hike of 6.9 percent. This will impact 1.44 million policyholders and the total of 2.68 million vehicles they have insured through that provider. The rate increase will mean an average annual hike in premiums of $75 per vehicle ($140 per policy). There have already been several insurers that have filed in California to be able to increase their car insurance rates for new and…

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CFCEF petitions California auto insurance companies to lower rates or issue refunds

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Non-profit consumer advocate, Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation launched the action. The Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation (CFCEF) has petition the state insurance commissioner to require California auto insurance companies to reduce their rates, issue credits, or issue refunds. The CFCEF says that insurers in the state have been making massive profits at the expense of drivers. The CFCEF’s petition accused California auto insurance companies of “making windfall profits” as a result of the stay-at-home requirements in the state. Those orders were made on March 19, keeping millions…

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$500,000 care insurance fraud ring suspects arrested in California

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Four suspects have been arrested in this case for reportedly scamming insurers out of half a million dollars. Investigators in California have arrested four suspects for their alleged involvement in a car insurance fraud ring. Their alleged activities cost scammed insurers $500,000 until they were found out by the California Department of Insurance, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, and the California Highway Patrol. The four arrests were made earlier this month following a substantial investigation into the scam. According to reports, the car insurance fraud ring involved dealers buying…

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Tesla Insurance launches, sending the electric vehicle maker into a new industry

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At first launch, the auto coverage will be available only in California and for the company’s customers. The Tesla Insurance coverage for the company’s electric vehicles and that was first announced earlier this year has now launched in California. The idea is to make premiums 20 percent to 30 percent more affordable for drivers of Tesla’s electric cars. Elon Musk first announced his intentions to launch the product back in April 2019. At that time, Elon Musk had assumed that the Tesla Insurance product would launch quite quickly. That said,…

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California auto insurance rates will no longer factor gender for premiums calculations

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At the start of the new year, outgoing Commissioner Dave Jones banned insurers from using gender. Outgoing California Insurance Commission Dave Jones banned the use of gender to calculate California auto insurance rates. This ban went into effect on January 1, 2019. The ban applies to rate setting for passenger cars throughout the state with the highest population. The ban on using gender to calculate California auto insurance rates does not represent the first time a rule of this nature was put into place. That said, this remains an impactful…

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Donating a car in California will affect your auto insurance rates

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Many people are surprised at the impact of donations on their own premiums. Watching the recent news headlines has revealed that donating a car in California has become a growing trend in the state, but at the same time, many of these generous individuals and businesses are discovering that the impact that this can have on auto insurance premiums can be a surprising one. There are many different factors impacting premiums and a donation can alter these calculations. While many people feel that by donating a car in California, they…

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