Are Michigan Insurance Companies Discriminating Against Women Drivers?
If you want to drive in Michigan you've got to have insurance. That's the law. And you would think that because it's law, that all insurance is created equal. Not so fast. According to an investigation in to fishy insurance practices, Michigan may be allowing companies to charge women more for the same coverage, even though women are statistically safer drivers. And it's not a small increase. According to this article, insurance companies are charging woman anywhere from 18%-28% more than males of the same age and driving record. What's more, Michigan allows gender discrimination in pricing. It's perfectly legal for insurance companies to do so. There's no getting around it. Without car insurance you can lose your license, so women are between a rock and a 28% harder place. I suppose the best advice would be to shop around for the lowest percentage increase until something can be done about this gap.
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