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Education And Occupation Used To Set Insurance Premiums

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:36 AM
From Clark Howard's show notes:
Some auto insurers are now giving level of education and occupation greater weight in setting insurance premiums. That makes shopping multiple insurers at the time of renewal more important than ever.

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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:38 AM
Just another way to justify raising rates. We shall see if this practice meets FTC approval. Meanwhile, many U.S. car insurance companies use credit-based insurance scores to help determine risk. (Unless you live in Massachusetts, Hawaii, or California, where the practice has been banned.) And studies have shown that there's good reason to use credit-based scoring in developing rates.

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ShorebreakShorebreak2,683 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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