New law rattles insurance industry in Michigan

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Michigan insurance industry balks at new law A new law has gone into effect in Michigan that will change the way the state’s insurance industry prices coverage. The law was passed on March 28 of this year and changes the way insurance companies can use a consumer’s credit information to deny or cancel auto, home, health, and other kinds of insurance coverage. In many states, insurers are barred from using socio-economic information to price coverage at all. In Michigan, however, the insurance industry claims to rely on this information as…

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Michigan: New fees being charged on car insurance

Michigan drivers will be facing assessment fees to be instituted by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) beginning this summer. These fees are meant to help insurance companies cover the cost of disastrous injuries resulting from auto accidents. The MCCA claims that the fee is necessary to offset the huge financial loss facing insurers who provide coverage for victims of accidents whose care exceeds $500,000. There has been some scrutiny in the past over the MCCA’s actions, much of which has been focused on the organizations lack of accountability and…

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Why are Michigan car insurance rates highest on average?

According to a new national survey conducted by, Michigan is home to the highest average car insurance premiums in the U.S., followed closely by Louisiana and Oklahoma. compiled data from six of the largest auto insurance providers in the nation and more than 2,400 vehicles from across 10 zip codes in each state. The company conducts this survey annually and lists the results for all to see on their website. The average yearly premium for car insurance in Michigan rose by $443 according to the survey, up from…

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