In April 2008, the old system of auto insurance in Massachusetts was replaced by managed competition, which allows each insurance company to set its own price and compete for consumers’ business. Since the start of 2008, drivers have saved over $470 million on car insurance.
One thing we have consistently said since the start of managed competition is that the best way to save money on auto insurance is to shop around. It might take an hour or two, or a meeting with your agent, but the potential of hundreds of dollars in savings can make that time well spent.
If you’ve shopped for auto insurance, we want to hear about your experience. Please take a minute to take a short, anonymous survey. It is only a few questions, and will help us get a better sense of what consumers are seeing in the marketplace. Thanks in advance for you help.
Unemployment Benefit Email Scam posted on Sep 19
If you are receiving unemployment benefits in Massachusetts, beware of emails from an out-of-state firm calling itself Unemployment Assist. The emails, with a subject line that reads: “ID Eligibility Requirement 1: Must be Available for Work” or “Verification Required: 2nd Request” request personally identifiable information, …Continue Reading Unemployment Benefit Email Scam
Avoiding Scams during an Election Year posted on Sep 16
The November elections are fast approaching and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is warning consumers about the risks of Election Season scams. Scams can include scammers posing as representatives of a political campaign soliciting donations; scammers posing as election officials looking …Continue Reading Avoiding Scams during an Election Year
The Skinny on Dietary Supplements posted on Sep 14
We’ve all seen the ads for weight-loss pills and other dietary supplements online, in our favorite magazines, and in television commercials. But what do consumers really know about this market? After a recent investigation by Consumer Reports into the supplement market, we put together some tips consumers should keep in mind.