Auto insurance rates to increase 1.03 per cent in Ontario.
In Ontario, every insurance company must have changes to their auto insurance rates approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and each quarter, FSCO publishes these rate changes. The latest rate changes have been released.
FSCO reports that in the fourth quarter of 2017, approved rates increased on average 1.03 per cent. While this increase reflects the average drivers may see upon renewal, the actual range in rates approved is significant: some Ontario drivers could enjoy a decrease in the premiums they pay of about 12.67 per cent, while others could see their rates increase as much as 9.43 per cent. It all depends on who you have your coverage through and the rate change they’ve been approved to apply.
“Consumers are urged to shop around for auto insurance,” says FSCO in its quarterly report. “Ontario has a very competitive marketplace.”
In the previous quarter, auto insurance rates decreased 0.1 per cent.
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This article is updated quarterly to reflect the latest FSCO announcement results.