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Mississippi Insurance Commissioner approves auto insurance rate decrease

The Commissioner of Mississippi Insurance companies has approved a large rate decrease for customers in Mississippi, according to a press release from the agency.

From the MID:

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced Tuesday, February 19th that he has approved an 11.2 percent decrease in rates for State Farm automobile insurance consumers.

“This rate decrease is good news for consumers in our state,” said Commissioner Chaney. “Competition and market share have turned around proposed rate increases by many companies, including State Farm.  Additionally, new technology used in automobiles and in driver education by insurance companies has driven down prices for consumers.”

Some consumers have already seen a rate decrease of 7.6 percent. The remaining decrease will take effect in the coming months, for a total 11.2 percent decrease.  The Mississippi Insurance Department expects other companies to follow State Farm’s lead. 

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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