Geico under fire for allegedly breaking California law

Berkshire’s auto insurer, Geico, failed to offer minimum-coverage, low-premium policies to low-income drivers as required in California, the Consumer Federation of California says in a complaint filed with California authorities.

The state requires insurance companies to offer such policies to drivers with good records, with coverage up to $15,000 for a single injury in an accident, $30,000 for injury to more than one person and $5,000 in property damage.

The federation says Geico wasn’t offering the coverage to some people who asked for quotes online, especially single, non-college, uninsured, unemployed people. Instead, those people were offered plans with higher limits and higher premiums.