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California Sets Insurance Standards For Ridesharing Companies

Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday.

08/27/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

A plane tows a Geico banner. (nathanmac87/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Geico Banner Ad Falls From Plane, Lands On Fremont Home

An advertising banner touting Geico insurance fell from a plane towing it over Fremont on Monday, striking power lines and landing on a home.

07/23/2014

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19 Most Popular Auto Insurance Discounts

When was the last time that you shopped around for auto insurance?

07/18/2014

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Adding A Teen Driver To Your Insurance Leads To 79% Higher Cost

Adding a teenage driver to a married couple’s car insurance policy leads to a 79% higher average annual premium

07/17/2014

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What Are The Safest Cars For Teen Drivers?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published their list, recommending parents choose bigger cars with safety features like electronic stability control.

07/16/2014

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play Role

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.

07/09/2014

Damage left after a crash on June 8, 2014 involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Yet To Give Insurance Info To Other Driver 3 Weeks After Crash, Lawyer Says

The lawyer of a woman who was involved in a crash with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said the mayor has not sent her insurance information, more than three weeks after the fender-bender.

07/01/2014

Uber Vehicle

Parents Of San Francisco Girl Fatally Struck By Uber Driver Seek Stricter Ridesharing Rules

The parents of a six-year-old girl who was killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve are urging state lawmakers to require app-based ride services to carry commercial insurance.

06/25/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

State Senate Committee Passes 2 Bills That Would Tighten Regulations For Apps Like Uber, Lyft

A State Senate committee approved two bills Tuesday to tighten regulations on on-demand, ride-app services such as Uber and Lyft.

06/17/2014

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