43,000 Pennsylvania drivers to lose car insurance at midnight Thursday |

43,000 Pennsylvania drivers to lose car insurance at midnight Thursday


About 43,000 Pennsylvanians will lose auto insurance plans at midnight Thursday.

Texas-based company Access Insurance was ruled insolvent last month, The Morning Call in Allentown reported . The company insures 42,785 of Pennsylvania’s 9.2 million drivers, according to the report.

The Pennsylvania Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association will pay claims filed by the company’s policyholders before midnight Thursday, according to the report. After that, those customers no longer will have insurance, which is required to drive in the state.

State Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said in a news release that any prepaid premiums will be returned to customers, who don’t need to do anything to get the refunds.

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