Committee vice chair helps approve landmark legislation
State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan — today joined the state House in approving a plan to provide rate relief for drivers across the state.
The House-approved plan lowers rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims to help lower costs.
The changes are designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive insurance rates in the nation.
“Fixing our no-fault car insurance system was a top priority of the 100th Legislature because it was a top priority for the people we represent,” said Rendon, vice chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates. “I am proud to be a key part of the open and deliberative process that led to meaningful reform. I cannot wait to see the significant rate relief Michigan drivers will see.”
Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The House plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.
The sweeping legislation now advances to the Senate for further consideration.