The Politics of California Car Insurance

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State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says the Mercury Insurance Group has illegally denied auto coverage to bartenders, liquor-store owners, cocktail servers and artists by using standards it doesn't apply to people in other professions. He also claims that Mercury has failed to correct other violations going back more than ten years. The company could face millions of dollars in fines if it doesn't correct each violation in ten days.


Darrel Ng - Press Secretary, California Department of Insurance, Coby King - Spokesperson, HMS Host, Harvey Rosenfield - Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights - @HarveRosenfield, Mike D’Arelli - Executive Director, Alliance of Insurance Agents and Brokers

Warren Olney