Insurance Consumers is a comprehensive, free insurance service center for insurance policyholders. Founded by Ray Bourhis, Insurance Consumers provides information to consumers who have questions or concerns related to purchasing and managing insurance policies, or filing claims.
Bourhis, who is uniquely qualified as author of the content found on Insurance Consumers, has been a leading authority on insurance bad faith and set the standard for legal representation of insurance bad faith claimants.
He continues his work on behalf of policyholders by offering insuranceconsumers.com as a resource developed to “level the playing field between the trillion dollar insurance industry and its millions of claimants per year.”
Founder, Author Insurance Consumers.com
Born: New York City
BA: Ohio State University (1966)
Taught High School Appalachia (1967)
Served as Staff Member for Senator Robert Kennedy (1968)
VISTA Community Organizer (1969/1970)
Founded CalAdvocates (CalPirg) (1971)
JD Boalt Hall Law UC, Berkeley (1972)
Private Practice: Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Insurance (1972- present)
Appointed Special Master overseeing reforms CDI (1991)
Profiled/Interviewed by Major Media on the topic of insurance bad faith, including:
- 60 Minutes/CBS: Ed Bradley, “Did Insurer Cheat Disabled Clients?” (2005)
- Dateline/NBC Investigation: “What If Your Disability Benefits Were Suddenly Cut Off?”
Interviewed/published as leading expert in insurance bad faith by newspaper and radio, including Los Angeles Times. San Francisco Chronicle, Business Week, The Examiner, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Daily Journal, Associated Press.
Appointment to Federal Judicial Selection Committee, Hon Barbara Boxer
Author: Insult to Injury, Insurance, Fraud and the Big Business of Bad Faith (2005)
Numerous attorney seminars/lectures throughout Country insurance law and policyholder representation (1977 to present)
Founded InsuranceConsumers.com (2017)