Rep. Yaroch votes to reform car insurance for Michigan drivers

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State Rep. Jeff Yaroch today voted to approve a landmark plan to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for drivers all across the state.

Yaroch said the plan offers drivers personal injury coverage options, reins in medical costs and fights fraud – reforms designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation.

Michigan is the only state to mandate unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The plan approved today allows people currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.

“An overwhelming number of people have called on us to reform car insurance. The out-of-control rates are making it difficult for people to afford to drive,” Yaroch, of Richmond, said after casting his pivotal vote. “This solution delivers the reform so many have been waiting for.”

The plan:

  • Gives drivers a choice on car insurance policies;
  • Requires fair pricing on medical services for car accident victims;
  • Combats fraudulent claims to help lower costs.

The sweeping legislation now advances to the Senate for consideration.