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.

Thank you.