Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has urged California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to reject a proposed 5% auto insurance rate increase by Mercury Insurance Company that “discriminates against lower income, less-educated drivers.”
In a statement, Consumer Watchdog called on Lara to “stop approving rate increases with job and education-based premium surcharges” after a Department of Insurance investigation revealed that such surcharges created “wide socioeconomic disparities.”
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