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  • No-fault reform likely to be pushed into next session

    No-fault reform likely to be pushed into next session

    Stakeholders are nearing compromise on the difficult no-fault insurance reform package, but the driving force of the effort — Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) — told MIRS he doesn’t think the timing will allow it to move this lame duck. Meekhof has boiled down the Governor’s sweeping proposal that has stalled this […]

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  • Auto insurance rates put the brakes on Detroit

    Auto insurance rates put the brakes on Detroit

    Can Mayor Mike Duggan really fix Detroit’s highest-in-the-nation auto insurance rates? Jay Clark Reid and his wife, noted indie rock musician Ida Nilsen, moved to Detroit from Canada two years ago anticipating cheap real estate and ultra-affordable living. Then they encountered Detroit’s highest-in-the-nation auto insurance rates. Reid, now 45, recalled how the first agent they […]

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  • Detroit drivers pay dearly for car insurance

    Detroit drivers pay dearly for car insurance

    By Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist We all can rattle off things that are quintessential Detroit — our love of great and not-so-great sports teams, a true passion for cars, and lots of people with real spunk, spirit and soul. And oh yes, we pay crazy, stupid rates for car insurance. Now […]

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  • What city has the highest auto insurance rates?

    What city has the highest auto insurance rates?

    By Jerry Edgerton / MoneyWatch Detroit’s fiscal woes are well known, as the city tries to recover from bankruptcy. But Detroit drivers have another financial burden: They pay the highest auto insurance rates in the country. At the opposite end of a ranking of 25 major cities, Charlotte, North Carolina, boasted the lowest insurance costs […]

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  • Michigan 9th most expensive state to own a vehicle in, auto insurance driving cost

    Michigan 9th most expensive state to own a vehicle in, auto insurance driving cost

    By Emily Lawler | MLive.com Michigan has the ninth highest cost of car ownership in the country when you take repairs, insurance and gasoline costs into account, according to financial publisher Bankrate.com. The average cost of a vehicle’s repairs, insurance and gasoline in Michigan is $2,375 per year. That’s the ninth highest in the nation. […]

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  • These 5 States (and Washington, D.C.) Have the Most Expensive Auto Insurance

    These 5 States (and Washington, D.C.) Have the Most Expensive Auto Insurance

    NASDAQ.COM By Motley Fool Car and truck drivers know all too well how expensive it is to own a vehicle. Between monthly payments, buying gas, and paying for inevitable repairs, the out-of-pocket costs of driving add up quickly. The cost of auto insurance has increasingly made up a larger part of the burden of financing […]

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  • Letter to the editor: No-fault insurance needs reform

    Letter to the editor: No-fault insurance needs reform

    Macomb Daily I found your article on State Farms endeavor to avoid payment to a wheelchair bound person involved in a car accident while using his electric wheelchair very sad. Being a disabled veteran I use an electric wheel chair that is provided by my local grocery store and many other businesses. I’m a bit […]

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  • Stop, look both ways for auto insurance deals

    Stop, look both ways for auto insurance deals

    Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads, where the crazy lady in a beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and how she posts vacation photos to her living room wall, instead of mailing the photos to friends, to save money? […]

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  • Health law raises auto insurance concerns in Michigan

    Health law raises auto insurance concerns in Michigan

    Debate is brewing over how Michiganians who are newly insured under the Affordable Care Act may affect the seemingly separate sector of auto insurance. A recent study by the nonprofit RAND Corp. predicted Michigan auto liability claim costs will drop 1.3 percent in 2016 as a result of the federal health law’s implementation. The study […]

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  • Michigan appeals court: Catastrophic Claims Association exempt from FOIA

    Michigan appeals court: Catastrophic Claims Association exempt from FOIA

    Chad Livengood Detroit News Lansing Bureau Lansing — The records of an auto insurance industry-run association that covers medical costs for catastrophic accidents is exempt from Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, the state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. Hospitals, physicians and trial lawyers have been trying to pry into the records of the Michigan Catastrophic […]

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