Now, Insurers Get Painted With Redlining Charges

The allegation has been simmering for years, ever since the Watts riots of the late 1960s. According to community activists, insurance companies routinely engage in redlining--discriminating against applicants from certain geographic areas, usually low-income and minority neighborhoods. But compared with the heated debate over bank redlining, these charges, typically denied by insurers, have received very little notice.

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