August 31, 2004
Actuary defends insurers' use of credit history
A few home insurers in Canada now penalize policyholders with surcharges of up to 60 per cent based wholly or in part on the person's credit history.
A consumer with no record of insurance claims could end up paying a higher premium at the time of a renewal because he or she defaulted on a debt, was late on payments or merely applied for and used aggressively some new sources of credit.
Posted by Tom Troceen