Could you soon be paying more for car insurance? That’s the question many area agents are asking with a bill before the General Assembly. It deals with how you get paid when you’re hit by an underinsured driver. But legislators backing the bill said that’s fear mongering, and the bill is actually good for consumers.
Senate Bill 1117 focuses on two words — bad faith, as in when your insurance company pays you out, is that offer a bad deal. The bill has bipartisan support in the General Assembly, but some local agents said it’s legislating a problem that doesn’t exist and will cause more headache than good.