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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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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 4:58:16 PM

I think I just read this, wow!
gknee09
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 4:39:11 PM

really
Costello
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 10:34:57 AM

Equal rights!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:50:18 AM

Well at least GasBuddy has changed for the new year. Instead of posting the same article for days and days, now they post the same article over and over again the same day. They might just get it right soon.
mreiff
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:23:45 AM

Duplicate article.
BlackGumTree
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:11:48 AM

What a bunch of Idiots!

To be fair Insurance must be based on Risk Factors. And the important Risk Factors depend on the type of Insurance.

For instance, the major Risk Factor in Life Insurance is Age.

In houses a major risk factor is type of Construction.

In Driver Insurance a major Risk Factor is Age and Sex. Another Risk Factor is whether or not the driver drinks Alcoholic beverages.

The judge's ruling is unjust. He has ordered that a major risk factor be ignored.

Auto Insurance companies should jack up the premiums on the insurance for judges like him because he is unpredictable and unfair to safer drivers.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:10:15 AM

OK - posted twice!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:07:20 AM

Oops, duplicate.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:06:01 AM

This ought to be interesting.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:05:43 AM

duplicate
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:05:09 AM

Duplicate article?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:04:56 AM

How can this change make sense ?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:03:20 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:03:01 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:01:38 AM

o k ..........
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:00:31 AM

In the past I would have no problem agreeing that men had riskier driving habits than women but with the new technology, mainly cell phones, I believe it has lowered the gap between how men and women drive. I could be wrong but it seems like women spend more time on the phone while driving then men.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:00:25 AM

go girls
TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:59:32 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:58:54 AM

Read this one twice.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:58:44 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:56:13 AM

Europe does not have it right.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:54:34 AM

Very cavalier of the courts to down grade women since they have the best records of driving and insurance claims.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:54:17 AM

duplicate post
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:52:47 AM

Insurance cost is based on risk.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:52:31 AM

Must be a slow news day to post this twice.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:52:02 AM

What a concept. Too bad in the land of democracy there is still discrimination for just about everything.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:51:47 AM

Still agree with spotterFL on other article
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:51:30 AM

Duplicate.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:50:51 AM

You cannot pick and choose how you want to be equal!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:50:47 AM

What? So little news of value that this must be posted TWICE?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:48:56 AM

Hmmm. Deja vu.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:48:37 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:48:34 AM

double-post
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:48:11 AM

Double post
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:47:56 AM

If my memory serves me right women have been fighting for total equality for years.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:47:40 AM

This almost a duplicate article. Gender specific pricing is being racist to a degree.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:46:17 AM

What ever happened to the fundamental economic right of paying one's own way?

Oh, right. Europe. Socialism. Progressive. Individuals do not have rights.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:44:55 AM

What they don't seem to get is by treating men and women equally, neither are being treated as men or women, just 'beings'.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:43:54 AM

Double Post..
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:42:44 AM


I definately don't want to be like Europe.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:42:35 AM

rerun
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:42:15 AM

Repeat. Risk to the insurance company should determine the cost to the insured.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:42:05 AM

Same post.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:41:50 AM

Greed!!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:41:34 AM

Worth reading twice. This is the mess we will get if we continue to pursue current policies.

Want to be like Europe? Careful what you ask for.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:41:25 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:40:30 AM

Listed twice!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:40:00 AM

repeat
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:39:43 AM

deja vu
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:39:27 AM

Fuel prices?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:38:51 AM

Duplicate article. Everyone is not equal, some are smarter then others. Others have more dalent in their fields, etc
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