All dogs are individuals, yet homeowners and renters insurance companies are currently allowed to drop coverage, deny coverage, and/or charge a higher premium based solely on a pet’s appearance — regardless of that pet’s actual behavior.
But there’s good news: Senate Bill 1672 has been introduced to stop this breed-based discrimination in Illinois.
The broad range of pets impacted by outdated insurance company standards includes Great Danes, American Staffordshire terriers, Doberman pinschers, Rottweilers, huskies, and malamutes, plus any dog believed to be mixed with any of these breeds.
Having a certain type of dog should not prevent otherwise responsible consumers from finding and keeping affordable homeowners or renters insurance for their families.
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