Auto Insurers Shortchanged Drivers On COVID Rebates, Consumer Groups Say : NPR

A school bus drives down a street on the first day of school reopening on December 7, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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A school bus drives down a street on the first day of school reopening on December 7, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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If you had auto insurance during the pandemic, you may have received a refund from your insurance company.

According to two consumer groups, you got shortchanged.

The Consumer Federation

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KSL Investigates how various citations impact what we pay for auto insurance

SALT LAKE CITY — Three-day weekends tend to bring a little extra umph from the men and women charged with keeping Utah’s streets and highways safe and moving.

If you end up with a citation this Labor Day weekend, you can expect a little extra umph in what you have to pay for insurance — perhaps longer than you might think, said Danielle Marchell with The Zebra.

“Most drivers don’t realize that once you do commit a driving infraction, that’s actually going to stay with you and your insurance company for the next three years,” she said.

Marchell shared

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