Insurers forced to refund


She’s honest – but others are not so trustworthy.

Six insurance companies in Massachusetts have completed the
process of returning money that they illegally took from motorcyclists.

The six companies, Arbella Mutual, Metropolitan P&C,
Plymouth Rock Assurance, Pilgrim Insurance, Hanover Insurance, and Norfolk
& Dedham, have returned nearly $18 million to more than 5,400 motorcycle
owners in the state.

The companies are accused of overcharging motorcyclists for
insurance by increasing the alleged value of the motorcycles. An investigation
was begun by the state attorney general’s office after a Harley-Davidson owner
complained that his insurer had over-valued his H-D by $8,000.

The average refund is a couple of hundred dollars, but some
have gone has high as several thousand dollars.

Massachusetts riders who would like some of that cash should
check the A-G’s website at www.motorcycle.ago
to find out if they’re eligible.


  1. A few corrections to your article…

    Liberty Mutual, Quincy Mutual and Safety Insurance were the first to reach agreement with the MA AGO and issue refund checks. There are 12 companies in total who’ve reached agreement thus far with 9 having mailed checks.

    Also, the MA AGO URL is incorrect. More information can be attained by contacting, or see or the correct URL is

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