automobile insurance Archive

  • 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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  • Podcast: Kurt Gallinger discusses Michigan’s skyrocketing auto insurance costs on the Tony Conley Morning Show

    Podcast: Kurt Gallinger discusses Michigan’s skyrocketing auto insurance costs on the Tony Conley Morning Show

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  • The Case for Reforming No-Fault Insurance

    The Case for Reforming No-Fault Insurance

    Michigan Drivers Can’t Afford Out-of-Control Auto Insurance Bills Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is in desperate need of reform. Recent studies show staggering increases in the cost of purchasing auto insurance in Michigan, rising at twice the rate of all other states. Mandated unlimited, lifetime medical coverage, has pushed the cost of auto insurance from […]

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  • Michigan’s auto insurance rates among most expensive in the U.S.

    Michigan’s auto insurance rates among most expensive in the U.S.

    Lansing, Mich. – This week, Insure.com released their annual report of the most and least expensive states for automobile insurance in 2013, and Michigan has the second highest average car insurance rate in the nation with an average annual premium of $2,520. Louisiana is the highest state at $2,699 per car. When Michigan’s rates are […]

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  • LETTERS: Don’t ignore no-fault reform

    LETTERS: Don’t ignore no-fault reform

    Crain’s Detroit Business Editor: I am greatly disappointed to read the Feb. 25 opinion on potential no-fault reforms (“No-fault reform: No data, no deal”). Rather than analyzing the facts surrounding the structure, purpose and operations of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association as well as the need for substantive reforms to Michigan’s unique automobile no-fault insurance […]

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  • It’s Time to Reduce Rates, Continue to Provide the Best Coverage in the U.S. and Protect the Future of No-Fault Insurance in Michigan

    It’s Time to Reduce Rates, Continue to Provide the Best Coverage in the U.S. and Protect the Future of No-Fault Insurance in Michigan

    Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Insurance Coalition today called on the Coalition Protection Auto No-Fault (CPAN), the Trial Lawyers and others making a living off the No-Fault insurance system to join in the effort to save No-Fault by helping make it more affordable for all drivers. Last week, Kevin Clinton, Commissioner of the Office of […]

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  • State insurance commissioner says goal is to ‘save no fault’

    State insurance commissioner says goal is to ‘save no fault’

    By Chad Livengood Detroit News Lansing Bureau Detroit — Michigan’s insurance commissioner on Friday disputed Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s contention he’s trying to “dismantle” unlimited lifetime medical benefits for auto accident victims. Patterson waded into the no-fault debate earlier this week, criticizing his fellow Republicans in the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder — […]

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  • Snyder troubled by Novi’s No. 6 ranking in car insurance rates

    Snyder troubled by Novi’s No. 6 ranking in car insurance rates

    The Detroit News By Chad Livengood Detroit News Lansing Bureau Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder caught the attention of auto insurers in his State of the State address last month when he said Novi’s car insurance rates are among the highest in the country. Snyder, a self-professed data nerd, cited statistics from Runzheimer International that […]

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  • R Street Institute: Reforming Michigan’s Auto Insurance Market

    R Street Institute: Reforming Michigan’s Auto Insurance Market

    by R.J. Lehmann Michigan’s unaffordably high auto insurance premiums result in large part from its unique requirement granting all policyholders unlimited lifetime medical benefits. Higher rates of medical utilization and significantly higher reimbursements for common medical claims than those paid by Medicare or private workers compensation insurers show how pervasive the problem has become. Allowing […]

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