John Prosser II speaks on behalf of CPAN during an interview on The Tony Conley Morning Show. This piece is a follow up to a previous segment that that featured insurance lobbyist Pete Kuhnmuench. Prosser questions the insurance industry's justification for desiring no-fault reform, pointing out that the catastrophic claims fund has continued to increase despite claims of increasing costs.
Nicole Bradshaw of the CRC of Michigan is heard on the Tony Conley Morning Show (AM Radio 1320 WILS) discussing their recent paper on health care costs associated with Michigan's Auto-No Fault insurance. She describes the report as having a "very narrow view" and clarifys that only the medical costs were researched and that no other factors the make up an auto-insurance premium were considered in the study. The CRC is an independent study and does not take a position on the reform issue.
John Prosser II is interviewed on the Tony Conley Morning Show (AM Radio 1320 WILS) about the report recently released by the Citizens Research Council on auto no-fault medical costs. In the interview, Prosser notes how the study does not address collision costs (approx. 50% of a policy) or insurance company profitability. The Citizens Research Council also claimed that it contacted interested parties in developing the report, but CPAN - an industry association that represents more than 30 different interested parties - was not contacted. Prosser also points out that the
Larry Ruehlen, Staff Writer for HomeTownLife.com reports on the continued debate over Michigan's Auto-No Fault reform in this article, "No Fault Insurance Debate Rages On". His story, which effectively illuminates both sides of the argument, centered on a panel discussion that was held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit and was organized by state Rep. Phil Cavanagh, D-Redford Township. The discussion lasted over 2 hours.
The article quoted Melvin “Butch” Hollowell, NAACP general counsel, as saying, “It’s not like accidents won’t still happen,” he said. “They will, but once the $1 million cap is reached and the victim is broke, the costs will be switched over to the Medicare system.”
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House Bill 5891 of 2011 would have altered the reporting requirements of insurers to their policyholders. The bill would also have eliminated the $300 limit on the deductible that can be offered on personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.