Rep. O’Malley calls July 1 rollout of state’s new no-fault law a “major milestone”

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State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today said he is looking forward to a landmark new no-fault law taking effect Wednesday – one that will deliver long-overdue rate relief to Michigan drivers.

After nearly 50 years of being forced to purchase what became the most expensive car insurance in the nation, Michigan drivers will finally have choice. The new law guarantees lower rates by giving drivers the ability to select their level of personal injury protection coverage, halting price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, combating fraudulent claims and strengthening consumer protections.

“When you stop to think about all that is going on in Michigan these days – with people out of work and finances being tight – relief for people on car insurance is coming at an extraordinary and effective time,” O’Malley said. “But it’s been a long time coming. This plan protects elements that have led to Michigan having the nation’s best car insurance coverage and offers drivers more affordable options.”

In addition to the guaranteed savings provided under the new law, the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) announced it was reducing its annual per-vehicle assessment fee of $220 to $100 beginning July 1. The new total marks a nearly 20-year low, and the MCCA credited the reforms O’Malley helped pass through the Michigan House for the fee reduction.

O’Malley invites Michigan drivers who are interested in more information on the new law to visit www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com, a user friendly platform that includes a rundown of all the new coverage level options, educational guides and shopping tips to help people maximize savings. O’Malley also encourages residents to consult with a trusted insurance agent for further advice on choosing a coverage plan that is in the best interest of themselves and their families.