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In Europe, gender-neutral insurance pricing goes into effect

GasBuddy Blog -- A European court ruling has gone into effect that bans gender-based insurance pricing, an equalizing measure which auto insurers say will inflate costs for women across the European Union, who are traditionally charged less than men.

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said the ruling was a civil rights issue, calling it “an important moment for gender equality in the European Union.”

She even went so far as to say "It is now clear that an insurance company must not distinguish between women and men; all customers must be treated equally. This is a matter of respect for fundamental rights. It is now also becoming a matter of good business practices."

Troubling, to say the least. Are you concerned that American...


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unemployed58
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:10:36 AM

hmmmm very intriguing
mcbrownie220
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:20:35 AM

interesting
AlpineDude
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 6:01:18 PM

That is so stupid. Government interfering with free enterprise again!
The fact is that male drivers drive more aggressively than women and as a result have more accidents than women. Insurance companies should be free to charge prices that reflect the risk they are taking! Charging women more so that men can be charged less is unfair, and an unwarranted intrusion of government into business!
Talk about your "war on women"! Sheesh!
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:44:29 AM

US hobbles behind, as always.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:12:53 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:53:52 PM

whatever...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:18:57 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:08:44 AM

Crazy!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:08:23 AM

OK!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:08:17 AM

I knew this yesterday...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:08:06 AM

Insurance companies were not making enough money so they got thier buddies in the court system to help with a ruling that would help to increase profits.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:07:09 AM

same answeer as yesterday
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:06:48 AM

I guess women don't care if they get a rotten deal.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:06:34 AM

Will it lower their gas prices?
Sam195
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:06:29 AM

That would never happen in the US. Women here want equality only when it helps them.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:06:13 AM

Will this spread to Life Insurence also?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:05:14 AM

This good, maybe the US is next, No sex discrimination. Next it be not wreckless driver discrimation.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:03:28 AM

Not sure that this is such a good idea...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:01:27 AM

Interesting, I did read this yesterday and after looking at it again I feel the same. It is a mistake to go this way and just another opportunity for Insurance companies to get more money, because you know prices are not dropping for anyone, just raising for females.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:00:17 AM

I saw this yesterday, but anyway, this will probably make prices go up for everybody.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:59:54 AM

It's Obama's fault!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:59:15 AM

Seems like I saw this yesterday. But commenting on the article again, will this not lead to higher prices for every one? If you are in business to make a profit and some one takes away part of it you need to add some place else to make up for your short fall. Also how about age discrimination for under 25 and over 65 drivers will it be necessary to take that discrimination away also. Again higher prices for every one. What ever happened to a person being responsible for their own actions and pay accordingly.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:58:42 AM

Sounds like a conspiracy.....
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:57:49 AM

Not nonsense. Good sense. Insurance costs should be based on risk and driving history of the individual. Not the group the individual falls into.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:57:46 AM

Yteraday's news
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:57:37 AM

What can be more inequitable than equality flying in the face of logic?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:57:12 AM

Repeat
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:56:42 AM

getting out of hand...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:56:28 AM

Old news!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:54:34 AM

Higher premiums for the ladies.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:52:37 AM

Old but still crazy!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:51:20 AM

No more sex questions!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:50:18 AM

Bra burning time again.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:48:04 AM

not risk based.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:47:57 AM

That would be awesome.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:47:06 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:46:55 AM

USA will be too crooked and biased to do that here.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:44:53 AM

Yesterdays News!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:44:45 AM

They got what they didn't want, sort of.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:44:24 AM

Equal rights, nothing wrong with that.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:43:58 AM

you said it don
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:42:45 AM

brutal!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:41:29 AM

Old news and bad news.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:41:28 AM

Before you know it, women will be allowed to vote....
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:41:28 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:41:24 AM

There you go equal rights...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:41:23 AM

Yesterdays story
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:40:52 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:40:41 AM

YEP
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Great, I have daughters.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:40:00 AM

Won't be long 'til we get it here.
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