Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has approved legislation restricting the factors that insurers can use in setting automobile insurance rates.

The bill, a watered-down version of legislation that had stalled in committee amid opposition from industry groups, was approved Thursday on a 24-14 vote. It now goes to the Senate.

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Delaware lawmakers are looking at legislation that would keep auto insurance companies from using information like age and credit score to raise someone’s rates.

The measure would only allow issues such as prior at-fault accidents and the number of years the person has been driving.

In addition, there is a Good Driver provision that would reduce a person’s rate by 10 percent.

But one insurer told WBOC that this could result in the elimination of other discounts to make up the difference as a result of lower rates.

Essay: Letting Go

Jul 19, 2013
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As we age, we lose things along the way, things that have been with us for years. However, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects, sometimes you just have to let go.