Attorney General Maura Healey is asking the state to make auto insurance companies cut rates during the coronavirus crisis, when travel has dropped significantly.
“There is already data showing a large decrease in travel in Massachusetts,” Glenn Kaplan, chief of Healey’s Insurance & Financial Services Division, wrote in a letter Monday, saying that recent data has shown that people are traveling 50% to 55% less.
The letter was sent to Commissioner Gary Anderson of the Massachusetts’ Division of Insurance, which regulates the providers.
The DOI said in a statement that it’s working with insurers individually, and will keep doing so. A spokewman said, “As a direct result of conversations the Division of Insurance has had with a number of carriers, as of Friday, April 10, carriers representing 80% of the private passenger auto insurance market have filed or identified that they will file to make these refunds.”
Healey said in