Credit Scoring Battle Brewing Between Washington Commissioner and Insurer Groups

Insurer groups are taking issue with push by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to prohibit insurers from including information from consumer credit histories in the insurance scores used to calculate premiums for auto, homeowners, renters and life insurance policies.

Kreidler recently reached out to insurance company CEOs in a letter and urged them to stand behind their recent pledges to end discrimination and racial inequities by supporting his proposal to ban the unfair practice of using credit scoring in setting prices for auto, homeowner’s, renter’s and life insurance.