Over our 50 years in operation, Maryland Auto has issued millions of auto insurance policies to Maryland drivers who otherwise may not have been able to legally drive a vehicle, thereby, helping to open the door to opportunity. When we provide insurance to drivers who currently do not qualify for coverage from standard carriers, we also put them on the road to a better life. When drivers who have been turned down or cancelled by other carriers find coverage through Maryland Auto, they are better able to access employment, childcare, education, medical services and recreational activities.

Since our inception in January of 1973, Maryland Auto has been a mission-driven agency, dedicated to making auto insurance available to all Maryland residents and to reducing the number of uninsured drivers on Maryland roadways. We currently insure approximately 25,000 Maryland drivers.

As 2023 commences, Maryland Auto is celebrating fifty years of commitment to this mission. We are proud of this milestone and our unique status as the only state government entity in the country dedicated to providing coverage to those in our state unable to find insurance elsewhere.

Maryland Auto is a unique entity. No other state has created an agency solely intended to serve the segment of drivers who are ineligible for coverage in the standard market. Governor Mandel and the members of the General Assembly in the early 1970s saw a need for more protection and higher level of service for its residents than an assigned risk pool provides. Maryland Auto was created solely for this purpose.

Our role has expanded over recent years. Maryland Auto has been tasked with leading uninsured driver awareness efforts for the state. We provide financial and driver safety resources on our website and social media channels. In addition, we attend community events across the state to inform the public of the importance of insurance. We also partner with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) to engage recently uninsured Maryland drivers, and advise them of their options. Additionally, our agency’s Uninsured Division handled the State’s uninsured fine forgiveness program, FineFix, which gave approximately 20,000 Marylanders the opportunity to resolve outstanding penalties, clear registration flags, and register and insure vehicles.

I want to express appreciation to Maryland Auto employees past and present for their dedication to our mission. And I want to ensure that Marylanders know that at Maryland Auto, we help Maryland drivers get the coverage they need to keep them moving forward—in their car and in life. Visit our website to learn more, at www.mymarylandauto.com.

Al Redmer Jr., Baltimore