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Bill would remove Zip Code Effect from Auto Insurance Rates

Milwaukee legislators have introduced Senate Bill 289, which would prohibit auto insurance companies from using zip codes to determine premium rates. Generally, residents of urban areas pay higher premiums due to the increased risks of theft and heavier traffic congestion. Passage of this bill would spread the higher insurance premium costs from big cities on to residents of the rest of the state.