In case all those ads about how great insurance companies are was starting to make you feel all fuzzy inside, Carla Marinucci at the San Francisco Chronicle just posted a revealing and disturbing look into the widespread discrimination at California’s 3rd largest auto insurer, Mercury Insurance. In the story, she writes:
A high-profile California insurance company that is backing a
controversial insurance measure on the June ballot has engaged in
practices that may be illegal, including deceptive pricing and
discrimination against consumers such as active members of the military
and drivers of emergency vehicles, according to a state report obtained by The Chronicle.
She goes on to describe many of the dozens of violations by the company. It’s awful. We’ll put more up on this tomorrow.