Progressive Auto Insurance is now available for Massachusetts Car Insurance buyers, due to the introduction of competition by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  According to this article in the Insurance Journal, Progressive is selling its services both directly to consumers and through agents.  According to Cathy Wilton-Bransch, a spokesperson for Progressive:

“We appreciate the work the [Massachusetts Division of Insurance] has done to create a regulatory environment that allows companies to compete for customers. We hope that come May 1, drivers will check out and see what we have to offer.”

In a related point, The Insurance Journal notes that Liberty Mutual insurance company plans to return to Massachusetts, as a result of deregulation of the insurance market in Massachusetts.