MCRC Advocates for Lower Insurance Rates
Auto insurance is increasingly expensive in Maryland. Working families find it difficult to afford the high rates, ultimately being faced with limited employment opportunities. In our fact sheet, you'll find some information about how high insurance rates impact Maryland's drivers, as well as information on what other states are doing about it.
Here are some of the actions MCRC is taking to make auto insurance more fair and affordable in Maryland:
Gender Discrimination in Auto Insurance Pricing
In Maryland, most insurance companies charge women more than men when it comes to pricing auto insurance. MCRC plans to fight this discrimination by advocating for policy that removes non-driving related factors from the pricing process.
- Read our research report, Taking the Low Road: How Auto Insurers Drive up Costs for Women
- Download our full data here.
- See a side-by-side rate quote showing Progressive charges women more just for being women.
Join our Coalition for Affordable Auto Rates – or CAAR – campaign!
Insurance companies use a slew of factors that are unrelated to a person’s driving record to set their auto insurance rate, such as credit score, education, marital status, and occupation. Someone with poor or moderate credit pays 40% more for auto insurance than they would if their credit were better, even though studies have shown that there is no relationship between credit and driving record. We believe that auto insurance costs should be based on how you drive, not who you are.
SIGN ON below as a supporter of the CAAR Campaign and tell policy makers that working families deserve fair auto rates.
For more information, please review:
- MCRC's Research Report on Low-Income Drivers and the Need for Affordable Auto Insurance
- Maryland Drivers Pay More Depending on Where They Live – Fact Sheet
- A Summary of a Survey with Low-Income Drivers in the Vehicles for Change Program (Baltimore, MD)
THE BUZZ: Hear what people are saying about the issue!
- LISTEN | Adar Ayira of ABC and Marceline White discuss Auto Insurance on NPR
- READ | The Baltimore Sun's article on red lining practices in auto insurance
- READ | A report on non-driving related factors affecting auto rates by the New York Times