Mercury Insurance News

Mercury Insurance Faces $27.6M Fine for Wrongful Fees in California

California’s insurance commissioner is ordering Mercury Insurance to pay a $27.6 million fine for charging wrongful fees to its auto customers. In announcing the largest fine against a California auto insurance company, Commissioner Dave Jones said Monday that Mercury charged …

Mercury’s SIU Exposed Nearly $24M in Attempted Insurance Fraud in 2013

Insurance fraud, the second most costly white collar crime in America (behind tax evasion) continues to grow, with questionable claims rising 26.7 percent across the U.S. in the two-year period from 2010-2012. The Mercury Insurance Special Investigation Unit (SIU) consists …

Mercury Insurance Reduces Pennsylvania Homeowner Insurance Rates

Mercury Insurance announced that its homeowners insurance rates for Pennsylvania residents will be reduced by an average of 10 percent. The reduction applies to new customers immediately and policy renewals beginning April 9, and will save Mercury policyholders about $150 …

L.A. Kings’ Captain Partners With Mercury Insurance to Shoot PSA

Texting while driving is responsible for nearly 1,100 traffic related injuries a day, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. It’s reaching epidemic proportions, which is one reason LA Kings’ Captain Dustin Brown is partnering with Mercury Insurance …

Mercury Insurance to Sponsor MLB Teams for 7th Year

Mercury Insurance, now in its seventh straight year of sponsoring the Los Angeles Dodgers, today announced new partnerships with the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves for the 2013 season. “Our Dodger sponsorship has worked extremely well for us, so …

Local Investigators Learn Fraud Detection as Insurer Sets Car on Fire

Insurance fraud is the second most costly white collar crime in America (behind tax evasion), with auto insurance scams playing significantly into the scenario. Whether it’s a staged car crash, car arson or exaggerated injuries and suspect medical billing, criminals …

Mercury Insurance Employees Certified As Catastrophe First Responders

Mercury Insurance, which offers automobile and homeowners insurance in California and 12 other states, announced that 30 employees voluntarily trained for over a month to achieve Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certification. “We are in the business of helping people,” …

Mercury SIU Reveals All Time Craziest Claims

Think your job is tough? Try investigating arsonists, dirty law enforcement and opportunistic public transit riders seeking an illegal payday. That’s just another day at the office for the Mercury Insurance Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Mercury founded their SIU in …