Howrylak to insurers: mental health is as important as physical health

State Rep. Martin Howrylak today introduced a measure preventing insurers from discriminating between coverage provided for mental illness and physical illness. His proposal will amend the Nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act and the Insurance Code Act to require insurers to offer the same coverage for mental health services as traditional medical care. “There should…

Rep. Sheppard introduces bill to rein in Michigan’s exorbitant auto insurance rates

Legislation would provide much-needed relief to Michigan drivers, who are paying some of the highest car insurance premiums in the country State Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) today introduced legislation, House Bill 5951, to tackle Michigan’s outrageously high auto insurance rates, which are among the highest in the nation. “This legislation would offer consumers more choices,…

Rep. Victory introduces unemployment fraud reform bill

Rep. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville, introduced House Bill 4982 on Tuesday to reform Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) handling of fraud cases. “This is a proactive measure to ensure better communication and service between the Agency and the claimants they serve,” Rep. Victory said. “It has been an ongoing issue, and it can lead to serious…