automobile insurance Archive

  • It is Time: Governor Calls for No-Fault Reforms in SOS

    It is Time: Governor Calls for No-Fault Reforms in SOS

    Governor Snyder pushes for lower rates through comprehensive reforms Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Insurance Coalition agrees with Governor Rick Snyder that now is the time to reform Michigan’s no-fault insurance to make auto insurance affordable for all Michigan families. In tonight’s State of the State address, Governor Snyder said, “We are the tenth most […]

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  • Michigan drivers: Are you carrying fake auto insurance?

    Michigan drivers: Are you carrying fake auto insurance?

    By Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist Some Michigan drivers are being warned that they may have bought fake auto insurance through the Tennessee Christian Motorist Aid, according to state regulators. The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation ordered Marvin Graber and Tennessee Christian Motorist Aid to cease and desist from conducting […]

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  • OUR VIEWS: State needs to rethink insurance

    OUR VIEWS: State needs to rethink insurance

    Grand Haven Tribune Michigan’s auto insurance rates are 50 percent higher than those in surrounding states. And now there’s been another 20 percent spike in rates. At what point is it time to cry “Uncle!”? For years, Michigan residents have had to pay into an outlandish insurance system that’s dictated by state law. Why is […]

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  • Michigan stands out on high cost of car insurance

    Michigan stands out on high cost of car insurance

    By Gary Wolfram Detroit Free Press guest writer A recent study found that Michigan’s car insurance rates are the highest in the nation. When looked at as a percent of annual median household income, Michigan drivers spend 8% on car insurance, according to CarinsuranceQuotes.com. The next highest state was Louisiana at 5.5%. Michigan’s rates as […]

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  • Commentary: For Detroiters, auto insurance costs still far too high

    Commentary: For Detroiters, auto insurance costs still far too high

    The Detroit News By Rep. Shanelle Jackson Auto insurance costs for Detroit residents have long been excessive. Detroiters pay the highest autoinsurance premiums in Michigan. In this time of economic hardship, rate increases threaten the financial security of many middle-class working families in Detroit. Something must be done. This growing problem is in need of […]

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  • Report: Michigan has highest car insurance costs in nation

    Report: Michigan has highest car insurance costs in nation

    By Melissa Anders | manders@mlive.com Michiganders pay a larger portion of their salaries on car insurance than residents of any other state, according to a study released today by CarInsuranceQuotes.com. “Middle-of-the-road” policy holders from Michigan spend about 8 percent of their median household income for car insurance, the report found. The next highest state is […]

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  • OFIR’s Tips on Coordinating Auto and Health Policies

    OFIR’s Tips on Coordinating Auto and Health Policies

    LANSING – When purchasing automobile insurance, many Michigan drivers will be offered a discount from their auto insurance company if they coordinate their auto policy with their health coverage and wage loss or disability coverage. Michigan’s no-fault law requires auto insurers to offer a discount on the personal injury protection portion of the premium if […]

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  • Study shows elderly have high crash, fatality rates

    Study shows elderly have high crash, fatality rates

    The Times Herald By Holly Setter Michigan roads can be treacherous for senior drivers, a recent report shows. The study, released by TRIP — a national transportation research group — and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, shows Michigan ranks ninth in the nation for the number of fatal crashes involving a […]

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  • A Test Drive for Obamacare

    A Test Drive for Obamacare

    Michigan’s auto insurance nightmare The Weekly Standard Eli Lehrer When Sam Howell woke up a year after a car accident left him in a coma, doctors believed the St. Charles, Michigan, man would never walk, talk, or eat solid food again. They were wrong, the Saginaw News reports. With care from his mother, a nurse, […]

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