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ISSUE 12, April 25, 2010 MISSION STATEMENT: The Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of California (IABAC) vehemently defends insurance producers’ rights to operate freely and fairly in California by providing effective regulatory, legislative and legal representation, as well as protection against potential abuses by any other group, company or organization. In addition we provide quality products and services that help our members to compete more effectively in the state.

The Mercury case is only a political matter

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AAA: The average cost of auto insurance grew 5.7% last year

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IABAC Legal / political advisors:

Joe Jimenez, CSIS Insurance, CEO of the IABAC, newest association of insurance agents.

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here is a new association of insurance agents and brokers in the state of California, which was created as a new benefit option for customers with interesting promotions and discounts, to the time that offers an extensive rank of business services alternatives and professional development to the integrated members, while contributing to increased sales to insurance companies, in a virtuous cycle where everyone wins, said Joe Jimenez of CSIS Insurance, and former president of “The Alliance of Insurance Agents & Brokers”. We are talking about Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of California (IABAC), which vehemently defends insurance producers’ rights to operate freely and fairly in California by providing effective regulatory, legislative and legal representation, as well as protection against potential abuses by any other group, company or organization. In addition provide quality products and services that help our members to compete more effectively in the state.

The Mercury case is only a political matter d ...1 It is clear that is a political matter, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner is locked in a tough race for the Republican nomination for governor, and some high impact news could favor their cause. He pointed out that the first priority for Mercury 'has been and always will be to provide our customers with the best insurance value possible. If that weren't the case then we couldn't have grown to become the third largest auto insurer in the state and we wouldn't have a 95% renewal rate”, said. And strongly deny that Mercury engages in a pattern of violations. “We strictly adhere to the rules set forth by the department of insurance and current law”. By that reason, according to a statement, Mercury Insurance Group manifests very disappointed by the Commissioner's decision to attach the Market Conduct Exam Report. 'It is

highly unusual for this to occur. In fact, we are unaware of any instance in the past where this has occurred with any other company. We can only speculate that this decision is politically motivated'. A few days ago, Carla Marinucci, Political Writer of the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote: -“the Mercury company and its chairman, George Joseph, have donated more than $7.2 million to state political campaigns in the past decade. In 2009, Mercury donated $13,000 to the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Jerry Brown but has not donated to Poizner's campaign for governor”. It may be true, maybe not, but in the meantime, professional insurance agents in California we oppose the manipulation of information through the media. We regret that people with political interests seek to tarnish the image and reputation of serious business, law abiding and committed to their customers.


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Diferent kinds of Coverage available in auto insurance

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he consumer may be protected with different coverage types depending on what coverage the insured purchases. Some states require that motorists carry liability insurance coverage to ensure that their drivers can cover the cost of damages to people or property in the event of an automobile accident. In the United States, liability insurance covers claims against the policy holder and generally, any other operator of the insured vehicles, provided they do not live at the same address as the policy holder, and are not specifically excluded on the policy. In the case of those living at the same address, they must specifically be covered on the policy. Thus it is necessary, for example, when a family member comes of driving age that they be added to the policy. Liability insurance sometimes does not protect the policy holder if they operate any vehicles other than their own. When

you drive a vehicle owned by another party, you are covered under that party’s policy. Non-owners policies may be offered that would cover an insured on any vehicle they drive. This coverage is available only to those who do not own their own vehicle and is sometimes required by the government for drivers who have previously been found at fault in an accident. Non-owners policies are also known as Named Operator Policies. The policies are useful for people whose drivers license has been suspended and they have to have insurance for their license to be reinstated. Generally, liability coverage extends when you rent a car. Comprehensive policies ("full coverage") usually also apply to the rental vehicle, although this should be verified beforehand. Full coverage premiums are based on, among other factors, the value of the insured’s vehicle.

Your car insurance is tax deductible Only if you own a company and insure your car(s) through it

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hen you are buying a new or used vehicle, you decide how much insurance you carry. When you lease a vehicle, the bank tells you minimum amounts you have to carry and it always results in a higher insurance premium. (Depending on your professional situation, it is very possible that a good portion of your car insurance is tax deductible).

AAA: The average cost of auto insurance grew 5.7% last year

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he average cost of auto insurance grew 5.7% last year, according to AAA's annual "Your Driving Cost" study released on April 6, 2010, and the average ownership costs per year to operate a medium-sized automobile increased 4.8% in the last 12 months, based on driving 15,000 miles a year, it costs 47.6 cents a mile, or $9,519 a year, the study said. AAA has published Your Driving Costs since 1950. That year, driving a car 10,000 miles cost 9 cents a mile, and gasoline sold for 27 cents per gallon. The increases can be attributed to rising prices for fuel, tires and insurance, the study said.

What does my credit rating have to do with purchasing insurance?

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If you own a company and insure your car(s) through it, or even if you use your own personal vehicle for your job, you are entitled to tax deductions.

A common question is if car insurance is tax deductible. We always have two answers: yes and no. The explanation is simple. It depends on the type of insurance you are referring to. You can't deduct tax when it comes to personal insurance, homeowners insurance, and auto insurance.

If you are interested to know more about this, please contact your insurance agent. He surely has additional information whether car insurance is tax deductible in your particular situation.

There are not tax deductions for premiums paid on our personal car insurance. But the good new is the next: Car insurance for business use are tax deductible.

An insurance agent is committed to providing its customers the best possible insurance value. What is important is to provide protection to families.

redit scores are based on an analysis of an individual’s credit history. Insurers often generate a numerical ranking based on a person’s credit history, known as an “insurance score,” when underwriting and setting the rates for insurance policies. Actuarial studies show that how a person manages his or her financial affairs, which is what an insurance score indicates, is a good predictor of insurance claims. Insurance scores are used to help insurers differentiate between lower and higher insurance risks and thus charge a premium equal to the risk they are assuming. Statistically, people who have a poor insurance score are more likely to file a claim.


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The best insurance is to cover necessary

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hen it comes to choosing an insurance company, we know consumers want the lowest price possible. But they also want the appropriate amount of coverage to keep their family safe. Why should they have to sacrifice one over the other? With Mercury, we believe in having the best of both worlds. Low rates, excellent coverage and a local agent who’s there every step of the way. That’s what sets Mercury apart from our competitors. And that’s what makes us the obvious choice when it comes to insurance. Since we first opened our doors in 1962, we’ve provided comprehensive coverage options ranging from personal auto insurance to homeowners insurance to mechanical breakdown protection. Dedicated managers and enthusiastic employees work hand-in-hand with our network of independent agents to make Mercury one of the fastestgrowing auto insurers in the nation and the leading insurer in California. The momentum is building. And the good news is we have no plans to stop.

The hunt for extra savings Mercury’s rates are already among the lowest in the industry, but that’s only the beginning. You can save even more when you include additional discounts that may be available. ·

Good-Driver Discount

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Multi-Car Discount

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Professional/Association Discounts

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Anti-Theft Discount

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Good Student Discount

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Multi-Policy Discount

Ask your agent about additional discounts for which you may be eligible. You’ll be glad you did! *Discounts may vary by state. Please contact a local agent for more information.

A Parental Guide to Surviving your Teen Driver ·

Let your teen practice driving as much as possible.

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Keep calm and don’t overreact while your teen is driving.

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Set a good example and always wear a seatbelt.

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Educate them about the dangers of

Mercury insurance is sold through local independent agents, which means you'll get the personalized service you

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Oscar Jimenez: “ I just got knocked down by a rogue wave while Metal Detecting at the beach. :( I'm soaked and I think my Metal Detector and headphones are a total loss. Not a good way to start the weekend. :( Well... at least I'm ok, cold but fine. I'm on my way home to dry all my clothes and take a nice warm shower�. Answer of the Editor:

Dear Oscar: That was a lesson already learned. Never go to the beach without having insured your metal detector. Also, when riding your bike should make sure to have insurance, preferably wide coverage. Greetings and good luck next time.


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At CSIS-College Student Insurance Service Inc., you'll enjoy working with our friendly and professional staff. Each is dedicated to your complete satisfaction, with fast, accurate, and courteous service to handle all your needs, from additional quotes to processing any claims. We are - and always have been - family run and operated. Integrity and honesty are important to us. After all, our family name and pride are riding on each and every transaction. We invite you to give us a call to answer all your insurance questions, or to provide you with a great, low rate quote. Call today! You'll be glad you placed your trust - and your family's insurance needs - in our capable hands.

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