Michigan Insurance Coalition Archive

  • 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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  • Governor Working To Fix High Car Insurance Rates

    Governor Working To Fix High Car Insurance Rates

    WILX.com Michigan’s unique no fault law, which covers medical benefits for an unlimited amount, has drivers upset about the costs they have to pay for their monthly premiums. “Well it’s tough, you know, everybody’s trying to make ends meet and more money in your car insurance definitely doesn’t help,” said Jordan Leaming, a driver in […]

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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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  • 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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  • Auto insurance fraud costs state $3 billion annually

    Auto insurance fraud costs state $3 billion annually

    MLive By Danielle Favorite Auto insurance fraud is a growing problem in Michigan. What is auto insurance fraud? It includes staged auto accidents and false claims of injury; false reports of stolen vehicles and billing for medical treatment never rendered. To deter this activity, there is legislation (House Bill 5701) that I support to create […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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