AUGUSTA – Last summer a national insurance company tried to raise insurance rates based only on a person’s age.
That move by Progressive Insurance was blocked by the State of Maine Insurance Superintendent.
Now, one lawmaker wants to make it against the law to charge more for auto insurance, just because a person is more than 65 year old.
Senator William Diamond, D-Windham said “If you look at the driving record of people who are senior citizen age, that is from 60 on, you’ll find that they drive safer. They drive less O.U.I. They drive, they usually and most always have their seat belts on. So they’re much safer drivers.”
A public hearing on the bill was held recently and Diamond said the only opposition to the bill came from the insurance industry.