Massachusetts auto insurance News

2 Auto Lenders Settle in Massachusetts, Agree to Pay $7.4M in Relief

Two national auto lenders have agreed to provide a total of $7.4 million in relief to more than 2,000 Massachusetts car buyers over allegations they charged excessive interest rates on their subprime auto loans. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced …

Mass. Lawmakers Weigh 2-Tiered Driver’s License Identification System

Among the many issues that Massachusetts lawmakers may deal with after returning from recess in January is whether to bring the state into compliance with REAL ID, a federal program that sets new requirements for driver’s licenses and other identification …

Mass. Drivers to Receive $5.4M in Relief on High-Interest Auto Loans

A national auto lender has agreed to provide $5.4 million in relief to more than 450 Massachusetts consumers over allegations that it charged excessive interest rates on its subprime auto loans, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Under the terms …

Hanover Offers Insurance Tips for New Car Shoppers

As new 2016 car models arrive and auto dealers clear their lots of 2015 models, shoppers planning to buy a new vehicle may want to consider updating their insurance policies to protect their purchases, The Hanover Insurance Group in Worcester, …

Mass. AG: Encompass to Pay for Repair of Vehicles Brought to Unregistered Shops

A subsidiary of Allstate has agreed to pay for the correction of faulty repair work performed on motor vehicles brought to unregistered body shops in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Sept. 24. The assurance of discontinuance with Encompass …

Massachusetts Senate Removes Insurance Surcharge From Headlights Law

The Massachusetts Senate has voted to join the House in softening the impact of the new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment unanimously approved …

Massachusetts House Removes Insurance Penalty From Headlights Rule

The Massachusetts House has voted to soften the impact of a new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment approved unanimously on Monday, the headlights …

New Massachusetts Law Requires Headlights Be Used in Bad Weather

If you turn on your windshield wipers, turn on your headlights as well. That’s one of the requirements of a little-known state law taking effect in Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 7. Under the law aimed at making travel safer during …

Mass. AG Asks DOI to Reject Proposed Fee Increase for MAIP Policies

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office sent a letter to the state’s Division of Insurance (DOI) this week, urging regulators to reject the proposed fee hike in the Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Plan (MAIP), the state’s private passenger auto insurance market …

MAPFRE Enters Life Insurance Market in Massachusetts

MAPFRE U.S.A. said it has begun selling a term life insurance product in Massachusetts, where MAPFRE’s affiliate Commerce Insurance Company is the largest auto and home insurance carrier. MAPFRE said it is seeking to leverage its dominant position in the …