Attorney General Martha Coakley has called the Division of Insurance's website on auto insurance rates "misleading" in a press release issued this week. She encourages residents to visit her site instead. The Attorney General's site includes a "Consumer Warning" about the InsureMass site. It says, in part, "Please be aware that this site does not allow for accurate price comparisons for the majority of consumers. The prices you will be offered by insurers will most likely be significantly different than the prices you see on this website. "
Consumers should be able to rely on information from official state sources, and when two are in direct conflict, it makes the job of making an informed decision that much more difficult. Hopefully the two agencies can cooperate and put together a source of information that is helpful and reliable. In the meantime, we'll link to both from Law About Auto Insurance.