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State Regulators Scrutinizing Use of Premium Caps in Insurance Rating

Concerns over price optimization are leading regulators to think carefully about the implications of longstanding practices in insurance rating, including premium “caps” on policy renewals for individuals, households and small businesses, according to one regulator. Charles Angell, deputy commissioner and …

Virginia Reminds Insurers: Rates, Rating Rules Must Be Cost-Based

Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jacqueline Cunningham has issued an administrative letter this month reminding insurers to review the rate standards outlined in Virginia Code § 38.2-1904 to ensure compliance. The administrative letter also indicates that so-called “price optimization” techniques that raise …

Missouri Insurance Director: Price Optimization Violates Missouri Law

The Missouri Department of Insurance has issued a bulletin to Missouri insurers reminding them that the rating practice generally known as “price optimization” is prohibited in the state. “Price optimization” is the practice of measuring and modifying insurance prices based …

Connecticut Bans Use of Price Optimization in Insurance Rates

Connecticut has joined the growing number of states that have banned or restricted the practice of “price optimization” in insurance pricing. Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced that the state’s Insurance Department has officially warned property/casualty insurers against using …

Colorado Commissioner’s Ban on Price Optimization Hailed by Consumer Groups

An official bulletin issued by Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar to insurance companies that prohibits insurance companies banning price optimization techniques in rating customers, is being praised by a consumer group. Price optimization is defined at the use of mathematical …

The Price of Price Optimization in Insurance

The use of price optimization in insurance pricing is drawing increased attention and could be the next big industry battle. Or it could not be. Consumer groups and a growing contingent of states are labeling the practice as unfairly discriminatory …

The Price of Price Optimization

The use of price optimization in insurance pricing is drawing increased attention and could be the next big industry battle. Or it could not be. Consumer groups and a growing contingent of states are labeling the practice as unfairly discriminatory …

Delaware Bans Use of Price Optimization in Insurance Pricing

Delaware has issued a bulletin prohibiting the use of price optimization in insurance pricing. The Delaware Department of Insurance said in its Bulletin No. 78 on Oct. 1 that “while price optimization has no universally accepted definition, it generally refers …

Rhode Island Directs Insurers Using Price Optimization to Submit Revised Filings

Rhode Island’s Insurance Division issued a bulletin on Sept. 18 advising that any personal lines property/casualty insurer that uses price optimization to rate policies in Rhode Island should submit revised filings that remove such factors within 60 days after the …

District of Columbia Issues Price Optimization Ban Bulletin

The District of Columbia’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) this week issued a bulletin notifying property/casualty insurers doing business in the District that price optimization is discriminatory and that it violates the District’s anti-discrimination insurance laws. The Department’s …