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Massachusetts drivers paid the highest auto insurance...

Massachusetts drivers paid the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation in 1987, an average of $655, according to a report by A. M. Best Co. The national average was $487, the Oldwick, N.J., company said in its annual survey of auto insurance prices. Iowa had the lowest rates, an average of $256 a year. Massachusetts rates jumped an average of $100 in 1987, an 18% increase over 1986, the report found. After Massachusetts, the most expensive states to insure a car were New Jersey ($635), California ($623), Arizona ($602), Nevada ($600), Maryland ($597) and Alaska ($588), the report found.


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