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Is No-Fault Auto Insurance to Blame for High Rates, Fraud?

A dozen states still use no-fault auto insurance to cover the medical expenses of crash victims. Michigan House members returned to work last week to decide whether they’ll give the state’s motorists a break on their highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums. …

Change to Michigan Auto Insurance Bills Requires $100 Premium Cut

The Republican-led House will consider legislation that would cut auto insurance premiums in Michigan by $100 annually for two years and no longer let health providers charge car insurers much more to treat injured motorists than health plans are billed. …

New York to Provide $4M Grant Funding to Fight Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will provide nearly $4 million in grant funding to 29 local police departments, district attorneys’ offices and other agencies in the state to combat motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. Gov. Cuomo …

Survey: Michigan Voters Support No-Fault Reform

According to a recent statewide poll commissioned by the Coalition for Auto Insurance Reform (CAIR), an overwhelming number of Michigan voters believe their auto insurance premiums are too high and support no-fault reform legislation that would lower their auto insurance …

Allstate Slaps 2 N.Y. Medical Corporations With $1.7M Fraud Lawsuit

Allstate Insurance Company said it is seeking to recover $1.7 million against New York area defendants in its second insurance fraud lawsuit of 2013. Since 2003, Allstate has filed 46 fraud lawsuits in New York State seeking more than $233 …

Association’s Suit Seeks Information from Michigan Auto Claims Administrator

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) announced it has filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) to obtain vital financial information, specific claimant records and actuarial standards under the principles of Michigan’s common law on behalf …

N.Y. to Boot Crooked, ‘Dirty Doctors’ From No-Fault Insurance

Insurance regulators plan to start kicking crooked doctors out of New York’s no-fault program next month, calling them linchpins in fake-accident scams that cost insurers and ultimately policyholders hundreds of millions of dollars. Regulations are set to take effect June …

N.Y. Unveils Plan to Shut Down Fraud Docs, Medical Mills

Dishonest doctors and medical mills in New York better watch out! Following highly publicized crackdowns of major auto insurance fraud rings in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a statewide initiative this month to bring down fraudsters that plague New …

Lawsuit Seeks Information on Michigan Auto Injury Claims

A coalition fighting proposed changes to Michigan’s auto insurance laws filed a lawsuit seeking claims information from an association that handles medical bills for seriously injured accident victims. The suit filed in Ingham County by the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault …

Auto Insurance Claim Costs Rising Again

Auto insurance claim costs countrywide have recently increased, reversing previous trends of declining or relatively stable costs. A new report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC), “Trends in Auto Injury Claims, 2011 Edition,” documents auto injury claim trends, both countrywide …