Thursday, August 31, 2006

High-Risk Auto Insurance

On August 23, in Commerce Insurance v. Commissioner of Insurance, the SJC ruled that the state can implement a new procedure for assigning high-risk drivers to auto insurance companies. Opponents had argued that such a plan required legislative approval, but the court ruled that the Insurance Commissioner had the authority to regulate the procedure. Previously, agents for high-risk clients were assigned to insurance companies. Under the new regulations, high-risk drivers will be assigned to insurance companies randomly. For more information about the case, see the Boston Globe. For more information about automobile insurance, see Mass. Law About Auto Insurance.