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Expect your car insurance premiums to rise

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Expect to see your car insurance rates to go up soon. Insurance carriers are requesting relief, according to the Mississippi Insurance Department.

The carriers need to make up for losses, probably due to more accents per number of policy holders. The trends are not isolated to Mississippi; they're happening everywhere.

"A lot of these requests are just now coming in but we see indications, as high as 20% or even more, some carriers," said Andy Case, Consumer Services Director at the Mississippi Insurance Department.

He adds that Mississippi drivers outpace the rest of the country in loss costs for insurance carriers. 

The increase in accidents are due to numerous factors, including road conditions and distracted driving. 

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