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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:39 am   Post subject: Can auto insurance company add CA fraud fee to my policy?  

Is it legal for my auto insurance company to add ca fraud fees to my policy without contacting me?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:38 am   Post subject:   

Good morning Dave, and welcome.



I don't work near CA so don't know about this nor have I heard about it. If you'll contact your stated Dept of Ins. they will be able to clear it up in a hurry for you. All the states now have pretty good web sites as well...Let us know if you don't mind..

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:30 am   Post subject:   

Hi dave,



As suggested by Lori I would also advise you to contact your State Dept. of Insurance. I googled their official website for you,



www.insurance.ca.gov



Here is the helpline no. from the site itself:



Consumer Hotline

1-800-927-HELP (4357)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F




Hope that helps!



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:13 am   Post subject: How about me..  

Quite okay with the idea that contacting the state dept. might help!

At the same time would like to say that its just about enforcing a fee into an existing structure & that too might be for all consumers...but what about my entire policy getting sold to another carrier without notifying me at all!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:13 am   Post subject:   

Although it doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't exist, I've not heard of the CA Insurance Fraud Fee. I spent a bit of time browsing through the CA Insurance Code without any luck. I'll give one of my friends at the DOI a call in the morning and see what he says. I'll post any information I get



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:33 am   Post subject:   

Well StelaGarcia





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but what about my entire policy getting sold to another carrier without notifying me at all!!
Are you sure it isn't a case of; You have an independent agent (sells for many many companies) your policy came up for renewal and he/she moved you to another company whos rates were better? Should you have been notified? You bet....Check on that and see if that's not the case.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:25 pm   Post subject: CA Auto Theft Authority Fee  

As someone who works in insurance I can tell you that in 2009 a 90 cent per vehicle, per 6 months surcharge was added by the state of CA. This fee doesn't stay with your insurance company, it goes into a fund administered by the state of CA to handle costs associated with insurance fraud investigation.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:53 am   Post subject:   

Guess they found there way of paying for all those insurance fraud investigators, I am sure that the investigations they perform are very costly and they have to pay for it somehow.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:26 am   Post subject:   

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Guess they found there way of paying for all those insurance fraud investigators
Actually, the fee is mostly used to reimburse local law enforcement and district attorneys for conducting auto insurance fraud prosecutions, not to pay CDI investigators.


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