Credit Scoring News

Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Temporary Ban on Insurers Using Credit Scores

The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the Nevada Division of Insurance’s temporary ban on using credit information to help set insurance rates. The division in 2020 imposed the temporary ban, concluding that the pandemic had a disproportionately negative impact on policyholders’ …

Washington AG Investigating ‘Possible Discrimination’ for Insurers Using Credit Scores

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that a Thurston County Superior Court judge rejected an attempt by PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company and subsidiaries of the Progressive Corporation to stop his office’s investigation of potential race discrimination against Washington drivers. The companies …

Insurer Groups Sue to Stop Washington Credit Scoring Regulations

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association, the Professional Insurance Agents of Washington, and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington jointly filed two legal actions to halt the enforcement of a rule banning the use of credit for rating …

Washington Commissioner Adopts 3-Year Credit Scoring Ban, Proposes Transparency Rule

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has adopted his rule banning insurers from using credit information to set auto, homeowner and renter insurance for three years. Kreidler’s rule temporarily banning credit scoring will be in effect starting March 4 through three …

Insurers: Washington Commissioner’s ‘Rushed’ Regulatory Process Will Hurt Policyholders

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association submitted comments in opposition to stakeholder draft regulations which will make Washington Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s emergency regulations banning the use of credit-based insurance scores permanent for three years. APCIA is again calling on the …

First U.S. Artificial Intelligence Czar Seeks ‘Responsible Use’ of AI Tools

Computer scientist Lynne Parker made breakthroughs in getting robots to work together so they could perform difficult missions, like cleaning up after a nuclear disaster, waxing floors or pulling barnacles off a ship. Her job now is getting the U.S. …

50-Plus Insurers Met Deadline to Comply With Washington’s Credit Rule

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced today that more than 50 insurance companies met the May 6 deadline to file rating plans that comply with his emergency rule to temporarily prohibit the use of consumers’ credit scores. A temporary ban …

Insurers Don’t Like New New Credit Scoring Ban in Washington, But Say They’ll Follow the Law

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association said it insurers will following the law where it concerns Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s emergency regulation banning the use of credit-based insurance scores. Kreidler issued a reminder earlier this week that insurance companies …

Washington Commissioner: Deadline for Insurers to Comply Credit Scoring Rule is May 6

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is reminding insurance companies of the May 6 deadline to file rating plans that comply with his emergency rule to temporarily prohibit the use of consumers’ credit scores. A Thurston County Superior Court judge on …

Insurers Warn Washington Court Ruling Will Raise Rates for a Million Consumers

Insurer groups expressed disappointment over a judge’s ruling denying an industry request to halt an emergency rule that temporarily bans the use of insurance credit scoring in Washington. The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington, the Professional Insurance Agents …