|TO:||All Insurance Companies Offering Homeowner's Insurance in Massachusetts|
|FROM:||Linda Ruthardt, Commissioner of Insurance|
|DATE:||July 14, 1998|
|RE:||New ZIP Codes in Massachusetts|
|On July 1, 1998 the United States Postal Service introduced approximately thirty-six new ZIP codes in Massachusetts. It has been reported to the Division of Insurance on more than one occasion that a consumer's homeowner's insurance premium was incorrectly increased as the result of the ZIP code change.|
Please remind your employees, agents, and brokers to take appropriate steps to insure no consumers are adversely affected by having received a new ZIP code.