Michigan Attorney General may join Detroit mayor in no-fault insurance lawsuit

No-fault insurance - car crash

AG Bill Schuette may back Mayor Mike Duggan in having the state system declared unconstitutional. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette may step in to support Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in the lawsuit to declare the no-fault insurance system in the state to be unconstitutional. The Detroit Mayor filed the lawsuit about the auto insurance system in the state back in August. Insurance Commissioner Patrick McPharlin said in a court filing earlier this week, that Schuette may build a “conflict wall” to other lawyers in his office to represent the state…

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Michigan insurance news – no-fault fund transparency

Michigan Auto Insurance news

  Every car in Michigan pays a $175 yearly fee to the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association. In recent insurance news, one Judge in Ingham county decided that the public fund should be open for review so residents can understand how the fund sets the annual rate. No-fault and catastrophic loss The MCCA was created by state legislation to help Michigan insurance companies that pay out more than half a million in claim money to people in car accidents and suffer life altering injuries. This limit is for individual claims. Residents have…

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Drivers in Michigan to see an average car insurance premiums increase of $30

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) has just announced that there will be an increase of $30 per vehicle to the auto insurance rates paid by drivers in the state starting on July 1, 2012, as per the new rate for 2012-13. This will raise the average premium by 21 percent, making it $175. Premiums undergo an annual adjustment in Michigan in order to cover the claims that are made under the state’s no-fault insurance law’s unlimited lifetime medical benefits. The results of the assessment are applied to each car…

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Which states cost most for car insurance?

Though vehicles cost essentially the same from one state to the next, the same cannot be said for auto insurance policies. Some states have rates up to three times higher than others, even when insuring the same driver with the same vehicle for the same coverage. The following are the states with the highest price for car insurance. It is based on data from the Insurance Research Council. • Michigan is the state with the highest insurance rates in the country. For a 2011 model, the average yearly rate in…

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