The insurance industry is taking aim at a survey sponsored by the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner which raises the issue of whether credit scoring can adversely impact the ability of low-income and minority consumers to obtain affordable insurance.The latest controversy over the use of credit scoring comes as the industry braces for another round of legislative efforts to either curb the practice or ban it altogether. As many as 40 states are expected to tackle the issue this year, industry groups say.

While the survey does not come to any conclusions, it leaves the door open wide enough to concern carriers.

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