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Starting July 2, Michigan Drivers Will Have New Insurance Choices

Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting July 2: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or — for seniors with Medicare — opt out entirely. The decision, a signature feature of a new …

Michigan’s No-Penalty Amnesty Period for Uninsured Drivers Starts July 2

Beginning July 2, uninsured drivers in Michigan can get insurance coverage without facing penalties during an 18-month amnesty period, state insurance regulators say. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) said drivers should begin seeking quotes from insurance …

Michigan Governor: With Insurance Deal Done, No Time to Waste on Road Fixes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said talks with Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on her proposed fuel tax increase can “start in earnest” following the enactment of a bipartisan auto insurance overhaul, and there is no reason why a road-funding deal cannot be struck …

Bill to Cut Auto Insurance Premiums Passed by Michigan Legislature

Michigan’s Legislature on May 24 passed a landmark bill that would cut the country’s highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The votes followed the announcement of an …

Auto Insurance Reform Bill Defeated in Michigan House

A bill to reduce auto insurance premiums was defeated late on Nov. 2 by the Michigan House, another blow for longstanding efforts to rein in medical costs contributing to the highest average rates in the country. After hours of behind-the-scenes …

Florida Makes 4 Arrests in $145K PIP Fraud Scheme

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrest of four South Florida arrests of individuals on charges related to their involvement in three separate personal injury protection (PIP) fraud schemes that resulted in the …

Florida Residents Arrested for PIP Fraud Following Staged Accident

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud announced the arrests of Fort Lauderdale residents Kendrick Callins and Lashaunda Gibbs for staging an auto accident, patient brokering and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance fraud. An investigation by the …

Florida Arrests 9 Individuals Suspected of PIP Fraud in Miami

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced nine arrests were made last month for personal injury protection (PIP) fraud in Miami. Charged in eight separate cases involving seven staged accidents, the individuals were arrested and charged for their involvement in …

Fitch Ratings: Florida’s PIP Reform Law a ‘Credit Positive’ for P/C Insurers

New laws designed to reduce loss cost volatility and claims fraud in the Florida no-fault auto insurance system, commonly referred to as PIP, would be a credit positive for property/casualty insurers, according to Fitch Ratings. The ratings agency said Florida …

Michigan Drivers to Pay $11 More for Crash-Related Health Care

An insurance board says the annual fee that Michigan drivers pay for some personal injury costs will increase 6 percent to $186 per year starting July 1. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced the fee. The current cost is $175 …