Press Room Archive

  • Auto Insurance Consumers Would Pay The Price For Tax Credit Repeal

    Auto Insurance Consumers Would Pay The Price For Tax Credit Repeal

    (LANSING, MI) — Insurance agents, auto insurance carriers, business and grassroots organizations today in Lansing announced formation of a coalition to oppose an $80 million/$40 per car insurance tax on auto insurance consumers that is being pushed by the Governor and some state lawmakers. The Snyder Administration and Michigan State Rep. Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) have […]

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  • Lansing employs 20 percent of state’s insurance industry

    Lansing employs 20 percent of state’s insurance industry

    LANSING – Michigan’s insurance industry had a $37.1 billion economic footprint in 2014, according to a new report on the industry. The industry spent $16.4 billion in the state that year, including $3 billion in wages to its more than 41,000 direct employees, and supports a total of 114,000 jobs in the state, the report said. It paid $500 million in taxes to the state and […]

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  • Insurance boosts Michigan economy, report finds

    Insurance boosts Michigan economy, report finds

    The insurance industry is giving the state of Michigan a much-needed economic boost, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by the Anderson Economic Group and commissioned by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and other groups representing the insurance industry, discovered that the insurance industry accounts for $37.1 billion in spending each year in the […]

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  • Economic Study: Insurance Industry key to Michigan’s Future

    Economic Study: Insurance Industry key to Michigan’s Future

    A recent study by the Anderson Economic Group shows that the Michigan Insurance Industry is a vibrant part of Michigan’s economy. The attached press release gives the highlights the report. Michigan Insurance Footprint – FINAL A full Copy of the report can be found at www.andersoneconomicgroup.com  

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  • Michigan Insurance Coalition responds to Representative Banks proposals to change no-fault

    Michigan Insurance Coalition responds to Representative Banks proposals to change no-fault

    The following can be attributed to Tom Shields, spokesperson for the Michigan Insurance Coalition (MIC): We appreciate Rep. Banks’ acknowledgement that something must be done to reform no-fault insurance in Michigan. First, the Michigan Insurance Coalition should emphasize that it is not seeking a tax credit for our industry. The only way to make sure […]

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  • Legislators’ Guide to Michigan’s Insurance Issues

    Legislators’ Guide to Michigan’s Insurance Issues

    The Legislators’ Guide to Michigan’s Insurance Issues, published by the Michigan Insurance Coalition is now available online. Click here to download the PDF file.

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  • No-fault reform likely to be pushed into next session

    No-fault reform likely to be pushed into next session

    Stakeholders are nearing compromise on the difficult no-fault insurance reform package, but the driving force of the effort — Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) — told MIRS he doesn’t think the timing will allow it to move this lame duck. Meekhof has boiled down the Governor’s sweeping proposal that has stalled this […]

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  • 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 Court of Appeals rules MCCA records not subject to FOIA

    Michigan Court of Appeals rules MCCA records not subject to FOIA

    Lansing, Mich. – Today the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the privacy of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) and ruled that the organization is exempt from the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) – overturning a ruling from a lower court granting public access to the private association’s records. The law clearly states that […]

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