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  • Senate Insurance Committee passes SB 248

    Senate Insurance Committee passes SB 248

    SB 248 reforms Michigan’s no-fault insurance without reducing coverage for those hurt in auto accidents Does not reduce current no-fault benefits and coverage. The legislation protects the benefits and medical coverage that every driver receives under our current the no-fault laws. Establishes a fraud bureau to fight auto insurance fraud. The new bureau will be […]

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  • Lawmakers likely to try again to reform Michigan’s no-fault system

    Lawmakers likely to try again to reform Michigan’s no-fault system

    Michigan has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country and auto insurance rate hikes there were higher than those in any other state over the past two years, according to the insurance consulting firm, Perr&Knight. Some see Michigan’s generous no-fault system as the main driver of its costly auto insurance rates and […]

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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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  • 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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