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Consumer advocates urge lawmakers to keep preinsurance inspection requirement

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Consumer advocates are calling on state lawmakers to tweak proposed legislation that removes the state’s preinsurance inspection requirement. The provision is in two bills (SB 1036/HB 659) relating to automobile insurance. Among other things, the measure allows an insurer to opt out of the preinsurance inspection program and create its own preinsurance program if it files a manual rule with the Office of Insurance Regulation. Jennifer West, executive director of the Consumer Federation of the Southeast, said removing the required…

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Personnel note: Jennifer West joins Consumer Federation of the Southeast as executive director

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Longtime consumer advocate Jennifer West is joining the Consumer Federation of the Southeast (CFSE) as executive director. West, who will succeed CFSE founder Walter Dartland, brings an extensive history of business, nonprofit and campaign work in California. Dartland will take a new role as director emeritus of the not-for-profit consumer advocacy group, which has worked since 2003 to establish a pro-consumer agenda built on public awareness, consumer education and coalition-building. “I’m excited that this new opportunity enables me to work…

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