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State Farm Insurance
Despite company promises to be a good neighbor, even in lower income communities, recently released data shows that State Farm Mutual Insurance Company has underserved less affluent and ethnic minority communities throughout California. State Farm stepped up their efforts to keep this information under wraps when they filed suit to stop distribution of the information, which is, according to California law, public material. The data shows that State Farm has very few agents or claims offices in California's "underserved" communities.
From the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
Los Angeles Times article on State Farm's suit
- State Farm, in San Francisco Court Today, Seeks to Restrict Further Release of Data
- State Farm Sues To Squelch Public Information Showing That Company Ignores the Poor
The People's Network on Banking Credit and Capital (PNBCC), part of Essential Information's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project, has been tracking insurance redlining. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the following maps from PNBCC. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader free here.