Getting The Word Out About Mercury Insurance... At The Mercury Insurance Open.
Billionaire George Joseph, chairman of insurer Mercury General Corp. and tied as the 375th richest man in America, has launched a ballot initiative claiming to offer drivers a discount. What his ballot initiative really does is surcharge those who didn't have insurance because they had not been driving or are in the growing ranks of the long-term unemployed. They would have to pay more -- 40% more -- when they buy or restart auto insurance.
Consumer Watchdog's Brian Stedge and Cody Rosenfield explain why they are at the Mercury Insurance sponsored tennis tournament to spread the message "Don't Trust Mercury Insurance."
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