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Mental illness and motor insurance

  • Phillip Brown (a1)
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Much has been written about mental illness and driving, particularly the possibly increased risk of accidents. There is, however, little awareness of how this affects insurance premiums. It is well known that as a result of recent losses within the business, premiums were increased by 30% last year, and may be set to rise higher. This has made insuring a car a major part of the cost of running one. It appears that people with mental illnesses are being unfairly treated by motor insurers and therefore financially disadvantaged. I was first made aware of this problem by my involvement in a case.

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