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.
Warning for College Students posted on Apr 24
College students at Boston University have been targeted by scammers while using ATMs along Commonwealth Avenue. The students report being approached by individuals who offer a check in exchange for cash. The scammer claims that he is having trouble accessing his bank account (or …Continue Reading Warning for College Students
Buying a car on Craigslist? Know who you are buying from! posted on Apr 21
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Bringing Down the Hammer on Bad Contractors posted on Apr 19
Massachusetts law requires any contractor performing certain home improvement work to an existing, one-to-four unit, owner-occupied home to register as a Home Improvement Contractor with the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The law regulates the practices of home improvement contractors and provides …Continue Reading Bringing Down the Hammer on Bad Contractors