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MMA Update: More Insurance Companies to issue checks due Massachusetts Motorcyclists

 | Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MMA Update:  More Insurance Companies to issue checks due Massachusetts Motorcyclists

 

The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association (MMA) is pleased to announce once again that more money is to be returned to the motorcyclists of Massachusetts.

Announced by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office just today, an additional $12.1 Million dollars in insurance policy overcharges is going to be returned to motorcycle riders previously insured by Arbella, Hanover, OneBeacon (aka: Homeland), National Grange Mutual (NGM), and Norfolk & Dedham (N&D).

The addition of these five (5) insurance carriers brings the total dollar amount returned to Massachusetts motorcycle riders to a whopping $33.8 Million Dollars!  (see chart below)

“We’re very happy to make this announcement today and applaud the efforts of the Attorney General’s Office and their continual communications with the MMA since the start of these investigations.” states Doc D’Errico, MMA Safety & Education Director, the primary contact with the AGO.

Doc goes on to report that “Arbella and Hanover will be sending out checks by the end of October, OneBeacon and Norfolk & Dedham (N&D) are to issue checks by mid-November, and National Grange Mutual (NGM) is expected to issue refunds in early 2011.”

Policyholders can validate their refund status by going to the AGO Motorcycle Insurance Refund Database and entering their Policy Number:

http://www.motorcycle.ago.state.ma.us/motorcycle_insurance/process_request.action

Refund checks have already been issued by Liberty Mutual, Quincy Mutual, and Safety Insurance.  Agreement has also been reached with USAA, but those refunds are still pending.  Arbella, Hanover, OneBeacon (aka: Homeland), National Grange Mutual (NGM), and Norfolk & Dedham (N&D) will soon be added to this calculator.

The MA AGO continues to work with the remaining carriers who do business in Massachusetts and expects to announce additional agreements in the coming months.

Motorcyclists who’ve had insurance policies including Comprehensive and/or Collision in Massachusetts since 2002 are urged to contact their insurance carrier or email MyRefund@MassMotorcycle.org with your insurance carrier and contact information (if moved, please include past contact information).    All information is kept confidential and will only be shared with the carrier and AGO.

For further details, please visit http://www.mass.gov/ago/motorcycles, http://www.massmotorcycle.org  or contact SafetyDirector@MassMotorcycle.org