On Jan. 28, 2020, Consumer Reports sent letters to state insurance commissioners in 46 states and the District of Columbia calling on them to ban non-driving-related factors in auto insurance pricing following the organization’s recent investigation. (Photo: Africa Studio/Shutterstock)

A new investigation by Consumer Reports (CR) found that some drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs are possibly paying more for auto insurance than individuals with identical driving records but higher degrees or job titles.

To determine how insurers are using socioeconomic factors in pricing, CR submitted 869 unique auto insurance quotes online to nine different insurers using 21 ZIP codes in six states plus Washington, D.C.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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