insurance risk score

An insurance risk score is a measure developed by insurers based on credit information obtained from the three major US credit bureaus and used as an underwriting tool.

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Such information includes payment history, number of accounts open, and bankruptcy filings but has nothing to do with a consumer's assets. Insurers base their use of this measure on the theory that people who manage their money well tend to take better care of their homes and to drive more responsibly.



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