Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law banning the use of credit scores in the underwriting of private passenger motor vehicles in his state.

A previous T3Leads article told of the removal of a ballot question aimed at this very issue.

As reported in the previous article using credit scoring as a factor in underwriting was already banned by a regulation.  It was therefore subject to change if a new administration wanted to do away with the law.

The use of other socioeconomic factors such as education and income levels will remain banned in the state, by administrative regulation, not law, as they have been in the past.

A recent poll by the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents showed that almost 70% of Massachusetts voters approved of the ban.