Massachusetts law about auto insurance

A compilation of laws, regulations, cases, and web sources on auto insurance law.

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Best bet

Automobile Insurance, Mass. Office of Consumer Affairs
Includes Buying Auto Insurance, Mandatory Coverages, Discounts, Surcharge Appeals, Insurance Cancellation Appeals, RMV appeals, and more.

Massachusetts laws

MGL c.90, s.34A-34R Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance

MGL c.175, s.4E Prohibits use of credit information in issuing or renewing auto insurance

MGL c.175, s.113A-113U Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance

Massachusetts regulations

211 CMR 74 Standards of fault to be used by the Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds and insurers in presuming fault when making at fault determinations
Lists motor vehicle accident "situations in which fault is presumed to be more than 50%."

211 CMR 79 Private passenger motor vehicle insurance rates
Managed competition insurance rate regulations cover policies with renewal dates beginning April 1, 2008

211 CMR 88 Procedures for the appeal of Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP) motor vehicle accident surcharges and for conduct of SDIP motor vehicle accident surcharge hearings

211 CMR 134 Safe driver insurance plan
Lists minor and major traffic accidents and offenses which subject the violator to "points" on their auto insurance

211 CMR 135 Requirements regarding referrals to motor vehicle glass repair shops

Selected case law

Oliviera v. Commerce Insurance Co., 94 Mass. App. Ct. 276 (2018)
Detailed discussion of the meaning of the phrase "related by blood" in auto insurance coverage for a household member.

Web sources

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Last updated: November 6, 2018

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