Michigan governor signs overhaul to cut high auto premiums

Health 05/30/19, 11:55

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed a "historic" overhaul of Michigan's car insurance system that, beginning in 13 months, will let drivers choose their medical coverage instead of them being required to buy unlimited benefits.Her signature, delivered at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference, capped an intense three-week period ...

Whitmer: Care for injured drivers will ‘still be there’

Health 05/28/19, 16:24

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday defended a pending overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance law, saying treatment for injured drivers will "still be there" if they forego what has been a one-of-its-kind, mandatory unlimited personal injury protection benefit.The Democrat, who will sign the legislation as soon as this week, told The ...

Michigan’s governor, lawmakers reach deal on auto insurance

Politics 05/24/19, 08:48

Michigan's Democratic governor and Republican leaders announced Friday morning that they've reached an agreement on legislation to cut the country's highest insurance premiums. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement that the "agreement in concept" will "will lower costs and protect coverage for Michigan drivers." Details weren't immediately released, but she ...

Billionaire starts ballot drive to cut Michigan car premiums

Business 05/20/19, 15:11

Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is starting a ballot drive as a "failsafe" in case Michigan's Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact legislation to cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums.The move, confirmed Monday by Gilbert's top lobbyist, would enable GOP lawmakers to overhaul the no-fault law ...

Michigan on verge of showdown over high car insurance rates

Business 05/11/19, 09:17

The state with the highest car insurance premiums in the country is on the verge of a political showdown over long-running efforts to cut rates by reining in generous medical benefits.Auto-friendly Michigan, which is among a dozen "no-fault" states where drivers must buy personal injury protection, is the only one ...

Update: Michigan Senate passes plan to cut car premiums

Health 05/07/19, 12:08

The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's consideration of auto insurance bills (all times local):1:05 p.m.Lawmakers are taking aim at high car insurance premiums by giving initial approval to a plan that would no longer make Michigan the only state to require drivers to buy unlimited medical benefits through their auto ...

Michigan Senate to approve plan to cut car insurance rates

U.S. 05/07/19, 10:55

Michigan's Senate was poised to pass legislation Tuesday aimed at cutting the country's highest average auto insurance premiums by eliminating a requirement that drivers buy unlimited medical benefits to cover crash injuries.No other U.S. state has such a mandate. Motorists could instead choose among lower levels of personal injury protection, ...

Whitmer orders study of insurers’ use of non-driving factors

Health 05/01/19, 17:32

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered a review of how Michigan's auto insurers use non-driving factors such as education and credit scores to set premiums that rank among the nation's highest.The Democrat's directive also includes an examination of how insurers price policies that coordinate medical coverage with drivers' health insurance, ...

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