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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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  • Hospital billing practices are driving up auto insurance rates

    Hospital billing practices are driving up auto insurance rates

    As a direct result of the outrageous billing practices of hospitals and medical service providers, auto insurance premiums have risen by nearly 14 percent since 2008 while comprehensive and collision coverage premiums have decreased by 5 to 6 percent. Hospitals are driving up the cost of your auto insurance. Click here to contact your state […]

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  • Video: 20 percent of Michigan drivers can’t afford auto insurance

    Video: 20 percent of Michigan drivers can’t afford auto insurance

    More than 20 percent of Michigan drivers are unable to afford auto insurance due to the skyrocketing costs of medical coverage as part of our no-fault auto insurance. Liability and medical premiums have risen by 34 percent since 2008. The outrageous billing practices of hospitals and medical service providers is driving up the cost of […]

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  • Video: Michigan has the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S.

    Video: Michigan has the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S.

    More than 20 percent of Michigan drivers can’t afford the skyrocketing cost of auto insurance – forcing drivers to make tough decisions. Your state lawmakers can preserve our unlimited lifetime medical benefits, cut costs, and lower rates for every Michigan driver. Click here to contact them today.

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  • AAA: No-fault reform would not jeopardize MCCA

    AAA: No-fault reform would not jeopardize MCCA

    With the utmost respect for Mr. Patterson, we would be doing a disservice to our members and customers if we did not respond to his assertions with the facts. He provided his opinion about Senate Bill 248, which would change the no-fault auto insurance system in Michigan. He inferred insurance companies — led by AAA […]

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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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  • No-fault auto reform needed for Michigan

    No-fault auto reform needed for Michigan

    Guest column written by Lou Kitchenmaster, an independent insurance agency owner in the greater Greenville area. If you happen to occasionally observe the innumerable medical and personal-injury ads that litter the sides of our major roads or see them on TV, you can rightly assume that Michigan is very fertile ground for big-money vehicle-related claims […]

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