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Is Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Law Saving You Money?

Sep 24, 2020
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For the first time since the 1970s, drivers in Michigan can now choose how much medical coverage they want to pay for on their car insurance.


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Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting Thursday: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or -- for seniors with Medicare -- opt out entirely.

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An overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance system topped the list of new laws in 2019.

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A lawsuit contends that some changes made to Michigan’s auto insurance law are unconstitutional.

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Thousands rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday against Michigan’s auto insurance law. 


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The annual Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference is underway on Mackinac Island. Thursday, on the Grand Hotel porch, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to roll back auto insurance rates in exchange for capping medical coverage.  Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta sat down for a conversation with the Governor.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday defended a pending overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance law, saying treatment for injured drivers will "still be there" if they forego what has been a one-of-its-kind, mandatory unlimited personal injury protection benefit.

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UPDATED Friday at 6:30 p.m.: Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican leaders in the Legislature say a deal to roll back auto rates will guarantee lower premiums for years to come. Lawmakers sent the bill to the governor’s desk Friday.


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Michigan lawmakers will gather for an additional day of session before the Memorial Day weekend as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer work on a possible deal to reduce the state's high auto insurance premiums.

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Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is starting a ballot drive as a "failsafe" in case Michigan's Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact legislation to cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums.

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