Wakeman: Drivers should start preparing now for July 1 roll out of new car insurance law

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House car insurance website includes a how-to guide for drivers to receive savings

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today announced the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates – the legislative panel that led House efforts to approve landmark reforms fixing Michigan’s much-maligned no-fault car insurance system – restructured its website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com.

The website will serve as a user-friendly platform for Saginaw County drivers and motorists across the state looking to familiarize themselves with the new law set to roll out July 1. Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, cast his vote to approve the historic overhaul, which includes choices for drivers on the medical portion of insurance policies, measures to crack down on rampant fraud and abuse, guaranteed savings for every Michigan driver, and more.

“During the previous election, it became immediately clear to me that Saginaw County residents demanded a change in our state’s car insurance law to provide rate relief, so I made car insurance reform one of my top priorities,” Wakeman said. “My colleagues and I in the 100th Legislature made a commitment to reach across the political aisle and work together toward a long-lasting solution for a long-lasting problem that has financially crushed Michigan families for decades. We passed major reforms to our state’s no-fault system to ensure that our residents no longer pay the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation after July 1. I encourage Saginaw County drivers to start planning for the new law now by visiting the ReduceMiRatesNow website.”

ReduceMiRatesNow features all the available personal injury protection (PIP) coverage levels and a guide for each option drivers may utilize to familiarize themselves with the forms they will be expected to fill out in the coming weeks. The how-to guides detail the steps drivers will need to take to choose a coverage option that best meets their budget needs.

In addition to becoming familiar with the sample PIP and bodily injury forms, Wakeman recommends drivers start working with their insurance agent sooner rather than later to identify a coverage plan that is in the best interest of themselves and their families as insurance providers make them available.