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Maryland Mulls Ban on “Forced Bundling”

Some insurance companies will not sell a homeowner’s policy to a consumer unless he or she also purchases auto insurance from the same company
March 28, 2012

Some insurance companies will not sell a homeowner’s policy to a consumer unless he or she also purchases auto insurance from the same company. Maryland is now mulling legislation to prohibit "forced bundling" before it becomes widespread in the state. A bill sponsored by Delegates Tom Hucker and Mary Ann Love would prevent insurers from canceling or denying homeowners' or renter's insurance if the customer does not also have auto insurance with the company, and vice versa. Insurers would he allowed to offer discounts to customers who voluntarily purchase multiple policies from the same company.

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