Head-to-Head: The MCAA and CPAN's Sides of Auto No-Fault Reform

Audio File posted on November 22, 2013 by Super User
Mr. Pete Kuhnmuench, insurance lobbyist, is interviewed on the Tony Conley Morning Show. He believes that the no-fault system needs repair in order for the catastrophic claims fund to stay healthy.

Citizens Research Council Presents Paper on Health Care Costs Associated with Auto-No Fault: "A Narrow View"

Audio File posted on October 24, 2013 by Super User
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.

The CRC Report on Auto No-fault Medical Costs - Not The Whole Picture.

Audio File posted on October 24, 2013 by Super User
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.

Lively Town Hall Discussion Uncovers the Issues around MI Auto-No Fault Reform

Press Release posted on August 27, 2013 by Super User
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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Auto Insurers' Coordinated Benefits Policies Under Fire

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business explains CPAN's efforts to have rates reduced for drivers who purchase coordinated policies.

Capping No-Fault Benefits Shifts Millions to Taxpayers

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
A new study estimates that proposed auto insurance legislation could cost the state $30 million per year.

CPAN Analysis of HB 5864

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
CPAN evaluates the broad ramifications of the new threshold bill.

Group Fighting Changes to State No-Fault Auto Insurance Law Sues for Claims Information

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Tim Martin, Crain's Detroit Business, talks about the CPAN lawsuit against the MCCA for their actuarial data.

Hospitals: Flaws in No-Fault Bills

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business discusses the unintended negative consequences of HB 4936.

House Bill 4936 of 2011

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
House Bill 4936 of 2011 introduced the largest proposed changes to auto no-fault to date.

House Bill 5588 of 2012

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
House Bill 5588 of 2012 would have excluded those who were operating a stolen automobile or who were using an automobile to commit a crime from collecting no-fault benefits.

House Bill 5701 of 2012

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
House Bill 5701 of 2012, otherwise known as "the fraud bill," would have created a new Fraud and Theft Prevention Authority to investigate auto insurance fraud.

House Bill 5864 of 2012

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
House Bill 5864 of 2012, commonly referred to as "the threshold bill"

House Fiscal Agency: Summary of HB 4936

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
A legislative analysis of HB 4936 as prepared by the House Fiscal Agency.

House Fiscal Agency: Summary of HB 5891

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
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.

Medical Fees Rise as No Fault Bills Languish Assessments to Hit Record High

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Chad Halcom of Crain's Detroit Business discusses HB 4936 and SB 649 and the state of auto no-fault.

Michigan House Bill 4936 -- Is It Genocide?

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Michelle Shafer RN, BA, CBIS discusses the significant impact HB 4936 would have on catastrophically injured accident victims.

Michigan Man, Who Beat the Odds After Car Crash, Fights Against No-Fault Insurance Reform

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Melissa Anders of Mlive interviews Sam Howell and his family about their efforts to save auto no-fault.

New Report on Impact of No-Fault Reforms Collides with Another Report's Conclusions

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business discusses the "other side" of HB 4936.

Opinion: Auto No-Fault Legislation Has Too Much Risk

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Spencer Johnson, President of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, shares his view of proposed auto no-fault legislation.

Report: No Fault Changes Would Trim Rates but Cost Jobs

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business discusses the impact to the Michigan economy if proposed no-fault changes were passed.

Senate Bill 293 of 2011

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Senate Bill 293 of 2011 is the Senate proposed form of HB 4936, or "PIP Choice." The bill would have allowed consumers to choose from varying levels of coverage beginning as low as $50,000.

Stage Set for 'Battle Royal' Between Auto Insurers and Providers Over Cutting Reimbursement Under Michigan's Expansive No-Fault Auto Law

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business discusses exactly who would benefit from proposed auto no-fault reform.

Study: Michigan Medicaid Costs Could Rise by $30 Million in First Year if No-Fault Bill is Approved

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business discusses the Public Sector Consultants report that suggests no-fault reform would result in a cost shift to Medicaid while reducing the services available to catastrophically injured accident victims.

Unanswered Questions About the Pros and Cons of Reforming Michigan's No-Fault Auto Insurance Law

Press Release posted on March 19, 2013 by Super User
Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business asks open ended questions about the potential results of proposed no-fault reforms.