Michigan auto insurance law does not guarantee drivers savings, says official

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Motorists have been hopeful that the much-needed changes would make a difference, but it’s not assured. Drivers have been waiting for a new Michigan auto insurance law to help control high and rising premiums in the state. However, according to one official, motorists should not consider the savings to be guaranteed. The personal injury protection (PIP) system has made Michigan rates the highest in the country. The new Michigan auto insurance law does not provide any new assurances that the extra costs from additional required liability coverage would be offset…

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Auto insurance overhaul moving to the Michigan House

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The lawmakers will be considering a change to the system to cap payouts for catastrophic injuries. After passing out of committee along party lines, last week, legislation for placing a cap on auto insurance catastrophic injury payments at $1 million is now headed to the House in Michigan. Should the bill pass, it would eliminate the unlimited lifetime medical benefits for accident victims next year. It would mean that anyone injured in an accident as of January 1, 2014, will have a limit to the payments that will be available…

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Insurance industry backing a bill stopping medical marijuana claims from workers compensation coverage

The Insurance Institute of Michigan has revealed that the insurance industry in the state has supported a proposed law that would stop the workers compensation from being able to fund medical marijuana claims. There is already a bill being considered by the legislature in Michigan which would ban auto insurance companies from being allowed to provide payouts for medical marijuana as an part of accident claims. Some auto insurers have already been making these payments as there is some uncertainty connected to the law regarding medical marijuana in the state.…

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Michigan Senate bill aims to restrict auto insurance injury benefits

According to the results of a study that were recently released, there would be “potentially disastrous economic impacts” if there were to be a cap to the personal injury benefits under the state’s no-fault insurance law. The research, which was performed by the Anderson Economic Group for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault, looks into the possible outcome of a bill before the Michigan Senate that had bipartisan support. This bill was sponsored by senators Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) and Joe Hune (R-Whitmore Lake) and would permit a cap as low as…

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