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My insurance company increased my car insurance rates because of my credit report. Is that legal?

Under federal law, insurance companies may obtain the information in your credit history to do things such as:

  • Decide how much to charge you for insurance
  • Raise your premiums
  • Deny coverage for new customers
  • Deny renewals of existing customers
  • Decide on other terms or coverage 

Some states, however, place restrictions on using credit reports for this purpose. Contact your state attorney general’s Office for more information.