New bill would let military families keep auto insurance

A new bill would allow members of the military and their families to keep their current auto insurance policy if they are ordered to relocate to a new state.

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The bipartisan bill, called the Servicemembers Insurance Relief Act, was introduced Monday by Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).

“Members of our military serve around the globe and make enormous sacrifices while doing so. As they move their families around the country, we should be doing everything within our power to allow them to do their jobs to the best of their ability,” said Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran.

The bill would also make the current state-based insurance regulatory system “more accommodating” to service members that have to change car insurance policies every time they move to a new state, according to the statement.

“This bipartisan legislation makes a simple but meaningful change to current law that will lessen the burden on servicemembers and their families during times of transition,” Royce.