The Globe finally covers Nonnie Burnes canning the insurance board of appeals, thus making it impossible to challenge decisions by the insurance companies as to whether a collision was at-fault and thus surchargeable. Nonnie's stance? Why, just switch if you don't like your insurance company's decision. The Globe of course glosses over contract early termination charges, employer discounts, loyalty discounts, and the huge inconvenience- something multiple commenters on the story didn't.
Commisioner Nonnie S. Burnes is closing it, saying that consumers must pay "hefty fees"($50, which earns the state $2,500,000 a year) and "wait up to two years". So, will the board stop accepting new claims and work through that two year backlog since Nonnie's pulling the "in the best interests of the consumer" card? Or will it throw two years of claims into the trash (and keep the $50 fees?) Or does this two year backlog not exist?
Oh, my, we've got ourselves a big ol' giant ball o' political fun today! From our newest Democratic gubernatorial candidate to health care to a Republican blogger issuing a press release about a post complaining about a post on Deval Patrick's Web site, there's something for everyone. Oh, and we almost forgot: Smoki Bacon is involved! Let's have at it:
On Blue Mass. Group, David notes Deval Patrick welcomes Gabrieli to the race:
Newly arrived from California, Susan quickly gets lessons in how http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog/boston/boston_v...">our fair state's insurance and mass-transit systems really work. First, she's forced to lie about where she got her car, because it was a gift from her aunt and the official form for insurance doesn't list "aunt" as a family member from whom gifts are acceptable:
Globe: Romney eyes penalties for those lacking insurance (More from the horse's mouth here).
David: How will it be enforced?