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9/5/2012
By Daniel Palay
Internal reports prepared by California Department of Insurance (CDI) investigators show that Mercury Insurance Company used a variety of internal company rules – many unwritten – to overcharge or refuse to sell insurance to many Californians it deemed "unacceptable," including Americans serving in the military, small...
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12/21/2011
By Consumer Watchdog Admin
Mercury Insurance’s misleading ballot initiative, a near-repeat of 2010’s losing Proposition 17, tries again to repeal state laws that emphasize a driver’s safety record when setting auto insurance prices, and forbid considering a driver's insurance coverage history. Mercury wants to let insurers surcharge customers whose...
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11/10/2011
By Kent McInnis
Mercury “Abuses Its Customers” “Among Department [of Insurance] staff, consumer attorneys, and consumer victims of its bad faith, Mercury has a deserved reputation for abusing its customers and intentionally violating the law with arrogance and indifference.” - California Department of Insurance   Mercury “...
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11/8/2011
By Consumer Watchdog Admin
What do newspapers all over California have in common? They all say No on Prop 33, the deceptive insurance company initiative that will raise rates on good drivers. Click here to send an email to your friends, or use the share buttons above to email and post to Facebook, Twitter and your favorite social network today.   Editorial: No on 33...
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11/2/2011
By Kent McInnis
Myth: Mercury’s new ballot measure is different. It addresses the major concerns of voters who defeated Prop 17 in 2010. Fact: The differences between Prop 17, Mercury’s losing 2010 ballot initiative, and this highly similar initiative are superficial. Under current law, a good driver who had insurance in the recent past and a good...
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11/2/2011
By Kent McInnis
When has an Insurance Executive Spent Millions to Save You Money?   The ballot initiative sponsored and funded by the chairman of Mercury Insurance, George Joseph, appears to promise drivers modest insurance discounts. However, the Mercury initiative would actually surcharge millions of drivers in ways that are currently illegal and raise...
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10/19/2011
By Consumer Watchdog Admin
Propositions 32 and 33 are backed by two insurance billionaires who have spent $39 million to try and buy the vote. Charles Munger Jr., an heir to GEICO Insurance, and George Joseph, chairman of Mercury Insurance, are behind Props 32 and 33, two ideas that the voters have already rejected three times before.  Don't let these billionaires...
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11/21/2010
By Kent McInnis
NEW REPORT: Insurance Industry Spending Over $17 Million to Influence Outcome of June 8th Election June 2, 2010 - Insurers and the political action committees they fund have spent more than $17 million dollars on candidates and one ballot initiative to quietly influence the outcome of TuesdayÂ’s election, according to a new...
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8/4/2010
By Consumer Watchdog
  State regulators describe Mercury Insurance as an abusive, anti-consumer company. The California Department of Insurance recently made this statement before an Administrative Law Judge in an agency enforcement action against Mercury: Mercury has a deserved reputation for abusing its customers and intentionally violating the law with...
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11/22/2008
By Kent McInnis
New Poll Shows Californians Are Strongly Opposed to Legislation That Mandates the Purchase of Health Insurance. The Campaign for Consumer Rights has released data that indicate widespread opposition to the proposed California legislation and related ballot measure that would mandate consumers purchase health coverage from insurance companies. A...