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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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