Representative Rashida Tlaib, a freshman congresswoman from Michigan, recently introduced HR 1756, a bill that’s of special interest to the insurance industry. The bill would prohibit auto insurers from using a person’s credit score or credit history as a factor in setting car insurance rates. The use of credit scores in determining car insurance rates has long been controversial. Several states (California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii) already ban it.
Your credit score is way more than just a number. It can make a difference to a lot of things that you might not expect it to…and one of those things is your home insurance rates. Sometimes it can be hard to find home insurance if you have a bad score, and sometimes it means you’re looking at a higher rate. If you’re worried that your credit score is making it difficult to find affordable home insurance, we’ll explain why your credit score matters to your home insurance and how you can get reasonably priced home insurance with less-than-ideal credit.
Identity theft is no joke. We’ve got a suggestion for how to prevent people from using your credit information for their own gain – and leaving you in the middle of a big mess. It’s called a credit report freeze. We’ll go over what a credit freeze is and how to freeze your credit report.