Topic:
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE;
Location:
INSURANCE - MOTOR VEHICLE;

OLR Research Report


April 26, 2004

 

2004-R-0410

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATES

By: Janet Brierton, Associate Legislative Attorney

You asked for an update to OLR 99-R-0291 (copy enclosed), regarding what the average automobile insurance rates for each of the Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating territories would be if the amount of premium attributed to a territorial rating factor was (1) 50% or (2) 10%, instead of 75%.

Table 1 provides the average automobile insurance rates by ISO territory for a 2004 model car using: (1) standard rating, (2) Connecticut rating (i.e., 75% territorial factor), (3) 50% territorial factor, and (4) 10% territorial factor.

The rates reflect the minimum coverage required by law with deductibles of $100 for comprehensive coverage and $200 for collision coverage. Minimum coverage includes: (1) bodily injury liability of $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident, (2) property damage liability of $10,000 per accident, and (3) uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage of $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident.

Standard rating shows the loss experience of each territory, including all underwriting and rating factors, such as driving history, age, sex, marital status, and principal place of garaging. Connecticut rating limits the effect of the territory to 75%.

TABLE 1: AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATES BY TERRITORIAL RATING FACTOR

ISO Territory

Standard Rate

CT Rate (75%)

50%

10%

11

Hartford

$1,209.46

$1,080.14

$953.32

$746.94

14

Waterbury

788.24

756.01

726.33

675.54

15

New Britain

782.56

747.52

714.97

658.64

17

Fairfield County Balance

642.83

643.99

643.86

643.68

18

Suburban Waterbury

636.13

638.63

641.12

643.61

19

Suburban Hartford

686.98

677.07

665.94

647.39

20

Hartford County Balance

571.47

590.15

607.54

636.19

21

New Haven County Balance

648.89

647.92

646.89

644.83

23

New London, Norwich, Torrington

619.29

626.65

631.45

642.46

24

Remainder of State

563.89

583.53

604.39

636.32

25

Bridgeport

1,033.54

949.11

864.75

729.48

26

Fairfield, Stratford

640.44

641.84

642.03

644.83

27

Norwalk

684.49

673.36

665.94

648.60

28

Westport

680.84

670.92

662.23

647.39

30

Darien, Greenwich

604.17

613.71

624.53

640.09

31

Stamford

695.45

681.58

670.14

649.94

32

New Haven

1,001.93

925.43

847.70

725.58

33

Suburban New Haven

718.39

705.20

690.79

669.15

Source: Insurance Services Office Private Passenger Auto Loss Costs (PP 2003 RLA1)

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