Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association 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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  • Unlimited medical benefits are driving up the cost of auto insurance

    Unlimited medical benefits are driving up the cost of auto insurance

    Michigan rolling towards no-fault reform The Detroit News By Maria Servold When Sam Howell was 18 years old, he was in a major car accident that nearly killed him, put him in a coma for three months and now requires him to have 24-hour care. Instead of having to live the rest of his life […]

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  • Secrecy doesn’t figure into Michigan’s catastrophic insurance fee

    Secrecy doesn’t figure into Michigan’s catastrophic insurance fee

    Detroit Free Press In response to the column by state Rep. Philip Cavanagh (“End insurance fund secrecy,” April 19): The entire premise of Cavanagh’s commentary is false. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is not operated secretively. The state’s commissioner of the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation serves as a nonvoting board member to the […]

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  • Guest column: Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system still needs reform

    Guest column: Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system still needs reform

    Jackson Citizen Patriot By Pete Kuhnmuench A recent announcement that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association’s assessment for catastrophic auto accident injuries will rise 21 percent on July 1 validates concerns by the insurance industry that the state’s no-fault auto insurance system needs reform. Michigan’s is the only state in the country that mandates that every […]

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  • 21% MCCA Increase = Need for Auto Insurance Reform

    21% MCCA Increase = Need for Auto Insurance Reform

    Increasing medical costs continue to drive up the cost of auto insurance for every automobile in Michigan (Lansing) – Today’s announcement of the increased charge of $30.00 per vehicle per year (from $145 to $175 per car) by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) confirms what insurers and others have been telling public policymakers for […]

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