Insurer groups sue over Washington state credit scoring ban

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s adoption this week of a rule prohibiting insurers from using credit scoring to set rates for auto, homeowner and renter insurance has already drawn a legal challenge from insurer groups. Three groups jointly filed an administrative challenge and a civil court lawsuit seeking to stop the rule. The rule was announced Tuesday and is set to take effect March 4 and last for three years after the end of pandemic-related federal and state emergency financial protections, whichever is longer.