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  • Member Alert: Insurance Tax Increase Proposal Would Worsen Already-High Auto Insurance Rates

    Member Alert: Insurance Tax Increase Proposal Would Worsen Already-High Auto Insurance Rates

    As part of the Governor’s 2016-2017 Executive Budget recommendation, the Administration called for the repeal of an insurance tax credit that serves to spread the costs associated with providing healthcare benefits to those injured by an automobile when no other insurance is available. Unfortunately, this proposal gained further attention last week when a number of […]

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  • Michigan’s $37.1 billion insurance sector could draw more industry players to state

    Michigan’s $37.1 billion insurance sector could draw more industry players to state

    A statewide analysis of the insurance industry’s $37.1 billion economic impact provides a basis to lure more players to Michigan, as well as highlights the need for training new talent to replace an aging workforce. The insurance industry directly employs 41,000 people in Michigan and overall supports 114,000 jobs directly and indirectly, according to the analysis […]

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  • FIB vs. FACT: June 11, 2015

    FIB vs. FACT: June 11, 2015

    Doctors and “nonprofit” hospital executives are trying to protect hundreds of millions of dollars in profits by spreading lies and misinformation about the proposed no-fault reform legislation. Don’t be fooled.

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  • FIB vs. FACT: June 10, 2015

    FIB vs. FACT: June 10, 2015

    Don’t be fooled by hospital executives and doctors who are trying to protect hundreds of millions of dollars in profits by spreading misinformation about the proposed no-fault reform legislation. No-fault patients will continue to receive unlimited lifetime benefits, and Michigan drivers will finally receive the rate relief they deserve.

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  • FIB vs. FACT: May 21, 2015

    FIB vs. FACT: May 21, 2015

    Don’t be fooled by nonprofit hospital executives who are trying to protect hundreds of millions of dollars in profits by spreading misinformation about the proposed no-fault reform legislation. Hospitals will not go out of business, trauma units will continue to operate, no-fault patients will continue to receive unlimited lifetime benefits, and Michigan drivers will finally […]

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  • FIB vs. FACT: May 20, 2015

    FIB vs. FACT: May 20, 2015

    Don’t be fooled by hospital executives who are trying to protect more than $1 billion in profits by spreading misinformation about no-fault reform legislation. Hospitals and medical service providers admit they are overcharging auto accident patients to the tune of $1.2 billion per year, which has driven up the cost of no-fault auto insurance.

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  • FIB vs. FACT: May 19, 2015

    FIB vs. FACT: May 19, 2015

    The proposed changes to Michigan’s no-fault laws will continue to provide the best auto insurance coverage in the nation while controlling some of the factors that drive up costs for consumers and make auto insurance unaffordable for more than 20 percent of Michigan drivers. Hospitals and healthcare service providers have clouded the no-fault reform discussion […]

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  • ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Lawmakers Today

    ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Lawmakers Today

    Stop hospitals from gouging auto accident victims and driving up the cost of your auto insurance Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is in desperate need of reform. Staggering increases in the costs of providing mandated unlimited, lifetime medical coverage as part of our auto insurance policies have pushed the costs of auto insurance 20 to […]

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  • No-Fault Reform: SB 248

    No-Fault Reform: SB 248

    On April 16, 2015, the Michigan State Senate passed SB 248 with bi-partisan support, which reforms Michigan’s no-fault insurance laws without reducing coverage for those hurt in auto accidents. SB 248: Does not reduce current no-fault benefits and coverage. The legislation protects the benefits and medical coverage that every driver receives under our current no-fault […]

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  • The Case for Reforming No-Fault Insurance

    The Case for Reforming No-Fault Insurance

    Michigan Drivers Can’t Afford Out-of-Control Auto Insurance Bills Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is in desperate need of reform. Recent studies show staggering increases in the cost of purchasing auto insurance in Michigan, rising at twice the rate of all other states. The cost of auto insurance in Michigan is 20 percent to 35 percent […]

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