New York auto insurance rate calculation factors may soon drastically change

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A new proposed rule would stop education and employment from affecting a policyholder’s premiums. State Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo proposed a change to the New York auto insurance rate calculations. The change would stop insurance companies from using a motorist’s education level or job from being used as a factor in determining that driver’s rates. The only exception is if the insurance company can prove the job status or education level directly affects driving. The proposed New York auto insurance rules change would only allow insurers to continue using…

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New York auto insurance companies may be stopped from asking a person’s occupation

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The state regulator is considering implementing a ban on the use of a customer’s job to calculate premiums. New York auto insurance premiums calculations may soon deviate from strategies used by most U.S. states. The industry regulator is currently deciding whether or not to ban the practice of using a customer’s occupation as a factor in calculating rates. The New York Department of Financial Services has asked leading insurers why the practice is used. It has requested this information from Allstate Corp., the Geico unit at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Progressive…

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New York home to third highest auto insurance premiums in the country

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Study shows that auto insurance premiums in New York are higher than the national average New York is a notoriously expensive state, with a high cost of living and an abundance of luxuries that few other states can rival. For drivers, the costs associated with living in New York are all too clear. According to a study from InsuranceQuotes.com, the state is home to the third highest auto insurance rates in the United States. Though New York falls behind both Michigan and Rhode Island in terms of insurance premiums, this…

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New Yorkers can now prove they have auto insurance with their smartphones

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Another state has now joined the growing number across the country allowing for electronic proof formats. According to a recent announcement from a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the state has now implemented a regulation that will make it possible for drivers to be able to show their proof of auto insurance either in the traditional way with a paper card, or in an electronic format that can be displayed on mobile device screens. The new proof of insurance regulation has actually been in effect…

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Drivers may be paying too much for auto insurance coverage

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Survey suggests that drivers are paying more than they should for insurance coverage Many drivers in the United States may be paying too much for auto insurance coverage, according to a survey from NerdWallet. The survey drew information from 1,000 zip codes throughout the country, including the average rates that insurance companies charge for covering drivers and their vehicles. The survey found that, on average, prices in auto insurance coverage varied by 154% based on zip code. NerdWallet suggests that those shopping around for coverage could find significant savings. Drivers…

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Auto insurance fraud ring disrupted in New York

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38 people involved in large fraud operation in New York have been indicted A large auto insurance fraud ring has been disrupted in New York. According to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, 38 individuals have been indicted on insurance fraud charges from grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties. These people are alleged to have been participating in auto insurance within their local areas and within New York City itself. The indictments come on the heels of the completion of a year-long investigation from the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts.…

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New York auto insurance rates vary widely throughout the state

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A new report has been released to identify the five most expensive counties in which to purchase coverage. The release of a new report has now underscored the point for New York auto insurance customers that a driver’s zip code will make a considerable impact on the amount that will be paid in premiums. In fact, the county in which a motorist lives could nearly quadruple the cost of coverage. This state has the third greatest population in the U.S. Out of the total estimated population in the state, which…

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