Lawmaker proposes bill regulating auto insurance quotes

Elisha Machado: BOSTON (WWLP) – While many car insurance companies urge you to switch your insurance for savings, they could raise your premium after giving you that cheaper quote. Lawmakers hope to protect consumers from this in the future.

Several insurance companies testified before the state’s Financial Services Committee Tuesday in support of a bill ensuring that residents receive fair and accurate car insurance quotes in Massachusetts.

If passed, the bill would require insurers to check your driving history through a third party database before providing a quote or accepting a down payment for car insurance.