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Oct 21, 1997
Quackenbush Proposes Insurance 'Jim Crow" Laws
Proposed Regulations Will Lead to Increased Redlining & DiscriminationThe Proposition 103 Enforcement Project today denounced proposed changes to existing regulations which will lead to increased redlining and discrimination by insurers. Proposition 103 prohibits insurance companies from discriminating based on one's gender, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin. However, Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush has drafted altered regulations that create large loopholes and will enable insurers to circumvent the law.
The Department of Insurance will hold a public hearing tomorrow, October 22, in San Francisco on the loophole-ridden regulations.
"Commissioner Quackenbush's proposals will lead to widespread redlining and discrimination by insurance companies," said Sabrina Kim, staff counsel for the Proposition 103 Enforcement Project. "These 'Jim Crow' laws have no place in today's society."
Quackenbush's proposed regulations offer hidden, but significant changes to the current guidelines insurance companies must follow when offering insurance. For example:
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