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Consumer Watchdog raises concerns about occupation-based auto insurance discounts

Consumer Watchdog raises concerns about occupation-based auto insurance discounts

Consumer Watchdog is urging the California Department of Insurance to deny auto insurance rate proposals from insurers Geico and Progressive that the consumer group says will dole out unfair discounts based on occupation.

The organization says discounts given to so-called affinity groups give preference to drivers who are part of “elite professions,” such as attorneys and engineers, and discriminate against drivers in less-skilled occupations.

“Progressive and Geico want to attract customers who they deem desirable by adding a person’s occupation into the equation, giving breaks to the wealthy while squeezing out those less economically advantaged by charging...

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