An article by Kenneth J. St. Onge in the Insurance Journal says that Esurance auto insurance has filed to obtain a foreign company license, the first step in being able to sell Massachusetts auto insurance. The insurer is following Geico and Progressive who have also decided to enter the state’s market, a year after deregulation of the industry. Like those companies, Esurance sells auto insurance policies directly to the consumer through the Internet.
Despite this indicator, Kenneth stresses that the auto insurance company states that they have no plans to enter the Massachusetts market any time soon. For one thing, they have not yet filed a rate plan; such an outline of the auto insurance rates they plan to charge is mandatory to sell insurance in the state.