In the News Archive

  • Letter to the editor: No-fault insurance needs reform

    Letter to the editor: No-fault insurance needs reform

    Macomb Daily I found your article on State Farms endeavor to avoid payment to a wheelchair bound person involved in a car accident while using his electric wheelchair very sad. Being a disabled veteran I use an electric wheel chair that is provided by my local grocery store and many other businesses. I’m a bit […]

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  • Stop, look both ways for auto insurance deals

    Stop, look both ways for auto insurance deals

    Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads, where the crazy lady in a beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and how she posts vacation photos to her living room wall, instead of mailing the photos to friends, to save money? […]

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  • Michigan appeals court: Catastrophic Claims Association exempt from FOIA

    Michigan appeals court: Catastrophic Claims Association exempt from FOIA

    Chad Livengood Detroit News Lansing Bureau Lansing — The records of an auto insurance industry-run association that covers medical costs for catastrophic accidents is exempt from Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, the state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. Hospitals, physicians and trial lawyers have been trying to pry into the records of the Michigan Catastrophic […]

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  • Michigan voters willing to trade medical benefits for lower no-fault insurance rates

    Michigan voters willing to trade medical benefits for lower no-fault insurance rates

    Voters also support regulating medical bills for auto insurance claims LANSING, Mich. – Michigan voters believe that it is more important to lower auto insurance rates than to keep the current level of medical benefits under our no-fault law, according to the results of a recent statewide survey conducted by Marketing Resource Group (MRG) of […]

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  • High Insurance Forced Detroiter To Dump Car

    High Insurance Forced Detroiter To Dump Car

    At 67, Ifraj Schkoor, a longtime Detroit resident like most people her age anywhere would be expected to live a comfortable life with fewer hassles and struggles in the daily challenges of survival. A retired licensed practical nurse, Schkoor has seen a lot of political gamesmanship in Detroit to the extent that politics now is […]

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  • Auto thefts in city, state decline

    Auto thefts in city, state decline

    Most cars taken on Monday Don’t drive a black car on a Monday in August because the odds are greater it will be stolen. And a white car on an October Friday also might be gone. Color and days and months are just some statistics in a new report on auto theft in Michigan. Dan […]

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  • House Republicans renew push for no-fault auto insurance reform

    House Republicans renew push for no-fault auto insurance reform

    LANSING — House Republicans are resurrecting a push to reform Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system after failing to get enough support for sweeping changes proposed last year. The new plan would scrap Michigan’s unlimited lifetime benefits for people catastrophically injured in car crashes and replace that benefit with a $10-million cap. It also would require […]

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  • Study: High auto insurance rates prevent Michigan from being more economically competitive

    Study: High auto insurance rates prevent Michigan from being more economically competitive

    Michigan’s overall economic competitiveness is improving, according to the results of a second annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. “Michigan is on an aggressive comeback path,” said Dr. Timothy G. Nash, of Northwood University, who led the study. “Clearly, when you look at Michigan’s competitive position […]

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  • StopOvercharging.com asks hospitals to stop hiding their prices

    StopOvercharging.com asks hospitals to stop hiding their prices

    Stop Overcharging – a coalition of Michigan taxpayers, businesses and uninsured citizens who are tired of being subject to hospitals secret pricing formulas – is asking for more transparency regarding hospital billing practices. These are the same billing practices that are driving up the cost of no-fault auto insurance in Michigan – forcing 1 in […]

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  • Michigan leaders discuss no-fault reform with Frank Beckmann

    Michigan leaders discuss no-fault reform with Frank Beckmann

    Michigan lawmakers and business leaders joined Frank Beckmann during the live broadcast of The Frank Beckmann Show from the Capital to discuss many legislative issues facing Michigan, including no-fault reform. In case you missed the discussion, click on the links below to listen to each podcast. Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Senate Majority Leader Randy […]

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