State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, today joined her House colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state.
It’s been forty years since Michigan’s no-fault insurance law was enacted in Michigan, but today the Michigan House approved a landmark plan to fix the state’s auto insurance system, Allor said. The bill, which passed with bi-partisan support, will reduce rates for all Michigan drivers.
“The costs associated with auto insurance have skyrocketed since the inception of no-fault and are negatively impacting insureds throughout the state. Insureds have told me that quite often they forgo medication, food, or propane to have money needed for auto insurance,” Allor said after the vote. “Passage of this plan is a step in the right direction to make car insurance more affordable for Michigan families.”
The reform plan allows insureds to better determine what they can afford by providing wider variety of options, including choosing the degree of health care coverage that best fits their needs. The options range from as low as fifty thousand dollars coverage to the current, unlimited coverage option. The plan also implements cost controls by requiring a fee schedule for medical costs and greater emphasis on identifying and preventing fraud.
“Michigan currently ranks as the state with the costliest car insurance in the country, but these changes will bring relief to thousands of Michiganders,” Allor said.
The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates, 94-15, and will soon be headed to the governor’s desk and is expected to receive her signature.