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Lawmakers Hope to Block Use of Credit Scores by Auto Insurers

March 1, 2022

Companies that provide car insurance to Maryland motorists are prohibited from using a person’s credit score in deciding whether to write them a policy. But companies may use credit scores in setting a policyholder’s premium. The result, critics contend, is that certain car owners face higher premiums than they should. Two state lawmakers hope this is the year the General Assembly outlaws the use of credit scores in setting car insurance rates. Two nearly identical bills have been introduced to achieve that goal — one by Del. Melissa Wells (D-Baltimore City), the other by Del. Jay Jalisi (D-Baltimore County).

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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