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Auto insurers cut motorists who drive few miles little slack

Auto insurers cut motorists who drive few miles little slack

Big auto insurers, including Northbrook-based Allstate, frequently fail to give price breaks to motorists who do relatively little driving, despite a strong correlation between mileage and claims, says a study released Thursday. The Consumer Federation of America said Farmers, Progressive and Allstate often or always quoted the same annual premium whether a policyholder was driving 5,000 or 20,000 miles annually. The federation, which is an association of more than 250 nonprofit consumer groups, visited the websites of State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, GEICO and Farmers. It shopped for minimum, state-required liability coverage in 10 cities for a 30-year-old single woman with a perfect...

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