Michigan News

Michigan’s Inadvertent Tax Break for Car Insurers Targeted for Repeal

Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers inadvertently gave auto insurers a tax break worth $80 million a year. Now, they want to end it _ either to bail out Detroit’s state-managed school district or to address other priorities at a time …

Michigan Bill Enabling Drivers to Show Police Insurance on Phone OK’d

Drivers pulled over by the police in Michigan will be able to show proof of their auto insurance on a phone or another mobile device instead of having to provide a hard copy under legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder …

Michigan Rail Project to Eliminate Dangerous Crossing

Officials say a project to extend a rail line in a DTE Energy Co. rail yard in suburban Detroit, Mich. is designed to improve safety and traffic flow. Work begins July 13 in Trenton. The yard holds trains delivering coal …

Michigan Bills Would Allow Beer on Pedal-Powered Trolleys

Michigan legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn’t getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town. Lawmakers have sent bills to Gov. Rick Snyder that would make drinks an option on …

Michigan Seat Belt Campaign Planned, to Include Landmarks

Michigan law enforcement officials are kicking off a seat belt enforcement campaign that’s scheduled to run through the end of the month. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Michigan landmarks will be “buckling up” to celebrate Seat Belt …

Michigan Village Outlines Plans to Keep Federal Flood Insurance

A southeastern Michigan community has told federal officials that its plans to comply with a flood insurance program include taking a resident to court to make him raise his home. The Monroe News reported Saturday that Estral Beach President Danny …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Ricks to Sr. Fleet Underwriter

J.M. Wilson, based in Portage, Mich., has promoted Mary Ricks to the position of senior fleet transportation underwriter. Ricks is responsible for evaluating transportation fleet submissions for acceptability to company underwriting criteria, quoting new and renewal transportation fleet business, binding …

Worker Killed in Incident at Fiat Chrysler Detroit Factory

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly factory in Detroit was killed Tuesday morning while working at the facility’s wastewater treatment plant. “The company is currently working with local officials to investigate the incident,” Jodi …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Councell as Fleet Underwriter

Portage, Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has promoted Jennifer Councell to fleet transportation underwriter. Specializing in 11-15 power unit accounts, Councell is responsible for quoting new and renewal business for independent insurance agents in 21 …

Meadowbrook Insurance Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fosun

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., headquartered in Southfield, Mich., announced that the group’s shareholders have formally approved the pending acquisition of Meadowbrook by Fosun International Limited. In late December 2014, Fosun, a Chinese investment group agreed to acquire Meadowbrook for approximately …