Press Room Archive

  • 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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  • Closing the loophole in the Michigan Consumer Protection Act

    Closing the loophole in the Michigan Consumer Protection Act

    In 1976, the Michigan legislature passed the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (CPA), which was initially created to provide broad protection for consumers for unregulated industries – not to replace existing consumer protections in Michigan law in industries like insurance and banking. The CPA specifically states that it does not apply to the Insurance Code of […]

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  • Statement in response to the House Democrats’ election year press conference attacking Michigan’s auto insurance industry

    Statement in response to the House Democrats’ election year press conference attacking Michigan’s auto insurance industry

    The following statement can be attributed to Tom Shields, spokesperson for the Michigan Insurance Coalition: “You know it’s an election year when the House Democrats hold their bi-annual press conference attacking Michigan’s auto insurance industry. Their proposal is nothing more than an election year gimmick that would end up increasing no-fault auto insurance premiums for […]

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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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  • Governor makes solid choice for new Director of DIFS

    Governor makes solid choice for new Director of DIFS

    Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Insurance Coalition (MIC) applauds Governor Snyder for his appointment of Ann Flood as the new Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS). “The Governor’s selection of Ann Flood as Director shows his commitment to make Michigan a state where the insurance industry can invest, grow and expand,” […]

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  • Ruth Johnson announces crackdown on auto insurance scams

    Ruth Johnson announces crackdown on auto insurance scams

    Secretary of State launches anti-fraud task force with Michigan State Police, prosecutors, state officials and industry leaders to protect drivers LANSING, Mich. – Saying her office has uncovered significant evidence of fake and fraudulent auto insurance, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today announced a new initiative to protect consumers. “We have bad guys who actually […]

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  • The Doctors Company and ACE named on Ward’s list

    The Doctors Company and ACE named on Ward’s list

    Michigan Insurance Coalition praises The Doctors Company and ACE American Insurance Company Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Insurance Coalition (MIC) congratulates two of their member companies, The Doctors Company and ACE American Insurance Company, for being named on the prestigious 2013 Ward’s 50 P&C Insurers List. The Ward’s 50 P&C Companies list recognizes the top […]

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  • Coalition for Auto Insurance Reform Applauds Governor and Lawmakers for No-Fault Reform Efforts

    Coalition for Auto Insurance Reform Applauds Governor and Lawmakers for No-Fault Reform Efforts

    Lansing, Mich. – The Coalition for Auto Insurance Reform (CAIR) supports Governor Rick Snyder, Rep. Pete Lund, and Sen. Joe Hune efforts to reduce the rising costs of Michigan’s no-fault insurance system while still providing the highest level of coverage in the country. Today Governor Rick Snyder and lawmakers introduced plans to protect Michigan’s no-fault […]

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  • Voters express overwhelming support for no-fault reform

    Voters express overwhelming support for no-fault reform

    Majority believe Michigan auto insurance premiums are too high Lansing, Mich. – According to a recent statewide poll commissioned by the Coalition for Auto Insurance Reform (CAIR), an overwhelming number of Michigan voters believe their auto insurance premiums are too high and support no-fault reform legislation that would lower their auto insurance costs. Rates are […]

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  • Small Business Supports No-Fault Reform

    Small Business Supports No-Fault Reform

    An overwhelming percentage of NFIB small business members surveyed support getting rid of Michigan’s unlimited lifetime medical benefits as part of a proposal to reform the auto insurance system that lawmakers and Governor Snyder are considering. “We’re the only state in the country to have unlimited medical benefits for auto insurance and that distinction is […]

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