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Costly consumer insurance problems across the country: offers a 50-state compendium, Inc. (ticker: QUOT, exchange: NASDAQ) News Release - 3/25/2002

Costly consumer insurance problems across the country: offers a 50-state compendium

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., March 25/PRNewswire/ -- Whether you live in a rural area or the heart of a city, sooner or later you're going to have an insurance problem. You or your neighbors are probably already grappling with an important insurance issue.

Included are:

California - a waiting list of 18 months confronts residents before they can enroll in the state's high-risk health insurance pool.

New York - rampant auto insurance fraud drives up consumers' costs.

New Jersey - plagued by the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation.

Florida - much-needed windstorm insurance becomes tougher to get.

Texas - a home insurance market in upheaval ever since a giant mold-related judgment against an insurer, and exorbitant home insurance rate hikes (some as high as 300 percent) pushing Texans to their financial brink.

See what's pushing consumers to the brink in your state.

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