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Company Performance
In compliance with California Insurance Code § 12921.1, the California Department of Insurance conducted a Consumer Complaint Study of all admitted insurance carriers. The company performance table provides the complaints determined by the department to require that corrective action be taken against the insurer, or leading to insurer compromise, or other remedy for the complainant, those that are found to be without merit, those with other outcomes, and justified complaints. Justified complaints often require additional review, as violations of California insurance laws may exist.

Year Closed Complaints
(TOTAL of Categories 1-3)
Category 1:
Complaints found to require corrective action, leading to insurer compromise, or other remedy for the complainant.
Category 2:
Complaints found to be without Merit.
Category 3:
Complaints with Other Outcomes
Category 4:
Justified Complaints
2020 1180 289 321 570 80
2019 1208 276 358 574 82
2018 1203 273 345 585 80

Violation Study

The following table represents number and type of violations found, by reference to the line of insurance and law allegedly violated.

Year Line of Coverage Law Section Summarized Description of Law # of Alleged Violations
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.13(e) An insurer shall diligently pursue a thorough, fair, and objective investigation before determining fault 2
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7f Written notice before 60 days of expiration of statute of limitations on bodily injury claims. 5
2020 Automobile CIC 11580.011 Coverage for replacement of child passenger restraint system; insurer obligation 4
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.5c2Bii2 Default mileage may be used if insurer lacks sufficient info for reasonable estimate. Default figure must be filed and approved 1
2020 Automobile CIC 38 Evidence of notice of mailing 1
2020 Automobile CIC 1861.05a Excessive, inadequate, unfairly discriminatory rates 5
2020 Automobile CCR 2694a5 Failed to respond or did not provide a complete response 4
2020 Automobile CIC 790.03h3 Failing to adopt & implement standards for the prompt investigation & processing of claims 4
2020 Automobile CIC 880 Failure of insurer to use own name 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.3a File must contain all documents. 2
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.12a Good Driver Discount - 20% less than lowest rate 1
2020 Automobile CIC 1861.025 Good driver discount policy 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2694a3 In contravention of own rules, policies, procedures, guidelines 18
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7d Insurer shall conduct a thorough, fair and objective investigation. Cannot seek unnecessary information from claimant. 7
2020 Automobile CIC 790.03h1 Misrepresenting facts or policy provisions. 9
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7b Must accept/deny or provide written delay notice within 40 calendar days of proof of claim. 3
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.8b Must apply standards when evaluating auto total loss claims-see Regulations. 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7b1 Must deny all claims in writing. Must cite statute, applicable law or policy provision on 1st party claims. 6
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.8e4 Must inspect vehicle timely 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7k1 Must make diligent attempt to verify fraud within 80 calendar days from suspicion of fraud. 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7b3 Must notify claimant that claim denial can be reviewed by the California Dept. of Insurance. 5
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7c1 Must notify in writing every 30 calendar days if more time is required to investigate claim. 5
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.7h Must pay within 30 calendar days of accepting claim-exceptions apply- see Regulations. 2
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.5b Must provide complete response to claimant inquiries within 15 calendar days. 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.3b2 Must record date documents received. 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.5a Must respond to the California Department of Insurance within 21 calendar days. 11
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.13(c)(6) Not at fault due to solo accident caused by a hazardous condition, in the exercise of reasonable care, could not have been avoided 1
2020 Automobile CIC 790.03h5 Not attempting to effectuate prompt, fair, & equitable settlement when liability clear. 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.13(e)(1) Provide written notice of investigation including any principally at-fault determination 2
2020 Automobile CCR 2695.8f3 Reasonably adjust the claimant's estimate. 6
2020 Automobile CIC 677.2 Requirements for cancellation notices for policies covered by 675.5 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.13(e)(2) Respond in writing to a request for reconsideration of principally at-fault determination within 30 days by an employee other than 1
2020 Automobile CCR 2632.13.1(a) To purchase a Good Driver policy, the driver must be licensed for the previous three years in any jurisdiction. 1
2020 Automobile CIC 677 Cancellation notice requirements 1

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Comparison Data

The information below is for complaints closed during the study period for this insurance company. The table provides the Justified Complaint Ratio, Market Share, Complaint Share, and Index for this company, grouped by the line of coverage the company was authorized to sell in this study period.

Year Line of Coverage JustifiedComplaint Ratio Market Share Complaint Share Index
2020 Commercial Auto .00 2.856 7.58 2.65
2020 Personal Auto 2.10 12.140 8.19 .67

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Last Revised - December 03, 2007 11:57 AM
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