May 18, 2022

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Michigan auto insurance reform

GAYLORD — Nearly one year ago, Michigan launched an overhaul designed to rein in some of the nation’s most expensive car insurance rates.

Back in 2019 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a series of changes as part of bipartisan effort to address problem areas in the state’s no-fault auto insurance system.

Agents, industry and regulatory officials say many drivers in the state are paying less for vehicle insurance helping to achieve a major goal of the legislation.

However, some critics contend the law hasn’t delivered on all of its promises, saying urban areas — particularly Detroit — have not realized all of the rate reductions that were talked about when the reform package was approved. They also believe potential problems may occur when another change takes effect next month requiring rehabilitation clinics and other medical-care providers who treat those injured in accidents to cut some of their prices by 45{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}.