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Table: Insurers Have a History of Redlining


1920-40

Insurers routinely discriminate against minority clients

1968

Presidential panel on Insurance in Riot-Affected Areas documents impact of redlining for the first time

1980

Aetna admits past racial discrimination with ads showing man eating crow

1988

Amendment to Fair Housing Act of 1968 and new HUD regulations prohibit redlining for homeowners' insurance

1992

American Family Insurance sued for racial discrimination

1997

Nationwide Insurance fined $10 million in Texas for redlining

1999

Use of credit records as insurance-eligibility criteria starts to become widespread

2002

More than 20 states are investigating insurance credit-scoring


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