Michigan insurance industry is having a hard time filling job postings

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Insurers in the state are continuing to open positions in their companies, but workers aren’t there to fill them. The Michigan insurance industry is all set to open up a range of new jobs over the next few years. However, it is already facing a considerable challenge in their effort to fill the positions as insurance companies compete to attract talent. This was among the primary findings in a study conducted by Ferris State University researchers. The university’s insurance, actuarial and risk management student team surveyed companies in the Michigan…

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Michigan health insurance premiums are getting cheaper

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While rates have been on the rise across the country, residents of this state are staying affordable. According to the results of a recent study, Michigan health insurance rates are actually going to experience a small decrease in 2017, despite the fact that many other states across the country are watching their premiums grow increasingly expensive. This year has been relatively volatile in the ACA’s insurance exchanges, but that is not the case in Michigan. The Michigan health insurance premiums are not only remaining below the national average, but they…

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Auto insurance premiums expected to rise in Michigan

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Some 2 million drivers throughout the state may see higher rates Drivers in Michigan are likely to see higher auto insurance premiums this year. Some 2 million people could see a $40-a-year increase, unless a tax credit that benefits insurers is repealed. Governor Rick Snyder has proposed repealing the tax credit as part of his 2016-2017 budget proposal. Doing so would secure more funding for the state’s general fund and may be able to ensure that drivers do not pay higher rates for their coverage. Insurers are being reimbursed for…

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Michigan drivers can soon show proof of auto insurance with their phones

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Governor Snyder signs legislation to make showing proof of insurance more convenient Drivers in Michigan will soon be able to show proof of their auto insurance coverage using only their smartphones. Governor Rick Snyder has signed new legislation that makes this possible, noting that the goal of the legislation is to make everyday life easier for consumers that operate vehicles. The law itself is set to go into effect in three months. Before then, consumers will still need to provide physical proof of their auto insurance coverage. Officers will be…

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Health insurance premiums are on the rise in Michigan

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Michigan insurers are raising rates on coverage, but by a modest degree Insurance premiums in Michigan are set to rise next year. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services has approved rate increase proposals that will affect small businesses and individuals in 2016. For small group health insurance coverage, rates will rise by a very modest degree, while those with individual coverage will see a greater increase in their premiums beginning next year. Rate proposals were approved in order to allow insurers to recover from losses they had experienced…

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Detroit drivers struggle under high auto insurance premiums

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Auto insurance premiums in Detroit continue to be a burden for consumers Drivers in Detroit, Michigan, are struggling to afford auto insurance coverage. The city is home to the highest premiums in the country, which can be up to $5,000 a year for coverage in some parts of the city. Because auto insurance coverage is so high, nearly half of the city’s drivers are “driving dirty,” which involves operating their vehicles without any insurance coverage whatsoever. In order to combat this problem, Mayor Mike Duggan aims to address the high…

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Study shows competition is not leading to lower health insurance premiums

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New study suggests that competition is not having a beneficial impact on insurance rates The Economic Alliance for Michigan has released a new study concerning the size of the health insurance market and the effect that competition has had on insurance premiums. Typically, more competition in the health insurance markets leads to lower premiums, as insurers fight with one another for the support of consumers. The study, however, suggests that high competition between insurers does not always lead to lower premiums for individuals and businesses. Prominent insurers are not able…

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Credit has a big impact on auto insurance premiums

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Report highlights the effect that credit data has on insurance prices Credit score has a lot to do with auto insurance rates, according to a recent report from WalletHub, a personal finance organization. The report focused on how a driver’s credit score affects their insurance rates in the United States. All states but California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts were examined for the report. In these states, using a driver’s credit history to price auto insurance coverage is illegal, so such information does not contribute to higher premiums. Those with no credit…

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New York home to third highest auto insurance premiums in the country

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Study shows that auto insurance premiums in New York are higher than the national average New York is a notoriously expensive state, with a high cost of living and an abundance of luxuries that few other states can rival. For drivers, the costs associated with living in New York are all too clear. According to a study from InsuranceQuotes.com, the state is home to the third highest auto insurance rates in the United States. Though New York falls behind both Michigan and Rhode Island in terms of insurance premiums, this…

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Health insurance exchanges may be at risk in some states

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Supreme Court ruling could have a major impact on health insurance coverage Lawmakers in several states are working on ways to ensure that people will keep their health insurance pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. The court is expected to deliver a ruling on whether or not the federal government can provide subsidies for coverage offered through federal insurance exchanges. The ruling is likely to be delivered in the summer, and it could have a major impact on the availability of insurance coverage for millions of people. Michigan…

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