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Auto Insurance: The Next Frontier In Discriminatory Practices Against …

Auto Insurance: The Next Frontier In Discriminatory Practices Against …News from Business Insider: cod_gabriel via Flickr Much like the robosigning scandal blew the lid off widespread discriminatory mortgage lending  in the U.S., a new study sheds light on the chasm separating the rich from the poor in the auto insurance industry. The Consumer Federation of America-backed [...]

Advocates: Auto insurance hurts poor

Advocates: Auto insurance hurts poorNews from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: The Consumer Federation of America charged Monday that the nation’s poorest drivers are being charged unfairly high auto insurance premiums because of discriminatory practices and the organization called on state insurance regulators to do something about it. “Our research shows evidence of unfair and discriminatory treatment [...]

Texas auto insurance rates 11th highest in US

Texas auto insurance rates 11th highest in USNews from Houston Chronicle: AUSTIN – The high cost of fixing damaged cars and trucks in Texas has pushed up the price of auto insurance in the state to 11th highest in the nation, according to a new study analyzing premiums across the country. The study by the [...]

Legislation puts Florida’s no-fault auto insurance fraud on ropes

Legislation puts Florida’s no-fault auto insurance fraud on ropesNews from Bradenton Herald: Legislation championed by Rep. Jim Boyd of Bradenton gained momentum over the past week — and deservedly so. With Florida serving as ground zero for staged vehicle accidents, bogus injuries and auto insurance fraud for several years now, the Legislature has tried but [...]

How To Get the Best Deal Through Your Auto Insurance Quotes

How To Get the Best Deal Through Your Auto Insurance QuotesNews from ClimbTheNet: Posted on January 28th, 2012 in Finanical News, Headlines One thing you ѕhould knоw as а person lооking fоr an auto insurance quote online iѕ that thе ѕо called cheapest auto insurance quote maу nоt be the best deal fоr you. Getting [...]

Reform auto insurance, but don’t create crisis

Reform auto insurance, but don’t create crisisNews from Orlando Sentinel: Another legislative session, another shot at fortifying the Florida automotive insurance against rampant fraud. Personal injury protection has long been a sucker for scam artists. The question has been how best to buffer it without undermining the effectiveness, and accessibility to treatment, in PIP coverage. [...]

George Joseph: Car Insurance Could Be Lowered By Billionaire Mercury Chairman

George Joseph: Car Insurance Could Be Lowered By Billionaire Mercury ChairmanNews from Huffington Post: This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Will Evans The 90-year-old billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance just won’t give up. George Joseph gave $ 8.2 million to put an initiative on the November ballot that supporters say would [...]

Payment plans can increase the cost of your auto insurance

Payment plans can increase the cost of your auto insuranceNews from Fox Business: Paying your car insurance bill in monthly installments might seem like a smart way to budget, but you could spend more over a year for the convenience of paying month by month. An informal check of car insurance rates for one Florida [...]

NC legislators look at how car insurance rates are set

NC legislators look at how car insurance rates are setNews from News & Observer: Legislators are taking another look at limiting regulation of car insurance rates with proposals that companies say would get rid of a surcharge most drivers pay. For years, legislators have talked about changing the way auto insurance rates are set. The [...]

BC-FL-XGR–Auto Insurance, 1st Ld,129

BC-FL-XGR–Auto Insurance, 1st Ld,129News from WEAR: BC-FL-XGR–Auto Insurance, 1st Ld,129January 25, 2012 16:21 GMT House panel moves PIP insurance overhaul forward TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A House panel has cleared a bill aimed at preventing fraud in Florida’s personal-injury insurance. With a 10-5 party line vote, the Civil Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday approved the bill [...]