State lawmaker wants to block car insurance rate hikes for seniors

State lawmaker wants to block car insurance rate hikes for seniors

State lawmaker wants to block car insurance rate hikes for seniors A Maine lawmaker wants to prevent auto insurers from hiking rates based on age.

Democratic Sen. Bill Diamond said the bill he’s introduced in the state senate is a reaction to Progressive’s attempts to raise rates last year, according to an Associated Press report. The Maine superintendent of insurance shot down the attempt. Diamond said Progressive wanted to raise rates for drivers who’ve reached the age of 65.

Progressive, for its part, said the move wasn’t based solely on age.

Diamond said his bill would protect Maine seniors from similar attempts in the future, according to the AP.

A committee hearing on the proposal was held Thursday. It’s now slated for discussion and voting in committee, the AP reported.
8 Comments
  • Jim Holm 2/17/2017 1:05:05 PM
    Perhaps someone else should introduce a bill prohibiting the introduction of bills that are meant solely to pander to those naive enough to believe that they deserve a free lunch.
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  • Mike E 2/17/2017 2:05:35 PM
    Jim - That was awesome. LOL!
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  • Adam 2/17/2017 2:43:22 PM
    What's next - a bill to prevent insurers from charging higher rates for younger drivers? If statistics show that a 65 year old is more likely to be involved in an accident than a 64 year old then insurance rates should reflect that.
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