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Should the MCCA be subject to FOIA & Open Meetings Act?

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduces MCCA transparency legislation with House Bills 4386-87 Should there be more transparency into the inner workings of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA), especially with regards to what it charges drivers for their annual assessment and how it’s calculated? Yes, there certainly should. Would it help if the MCCA […]

No Savings for consumers in Senate No Fault “reform” plan

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Senate Bill 248 includes new $21 million annual assessment, new MCCA-type assessment, ongoing MCCA fees and new permanent restrictions on attendant care Auto insurance consumers will not pay less under a Senate plan to change Michigan’s No Fault Law. They will end up paying more. Plus, auto accident victims and their attendant care providers will […]

Distracted driving causes 58% of teen crashes

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Study shows 58% of teen car accidents involve distractions such as texting, cell phones and talking to passengers Did you know that nearly 60% of teen-driver car-crashes involve distractions such as talking on a cell phone or chatting with passengers? These are the results of a ground-breaking study by the AAA-Foundation for Traffic Safety, “Using […]

BREAKING NEWS: Drivers to see $36 drop in No Fault insurance fee

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association lowers assessment by $36 to $150 after reducing deficit by $1.5 billion between 2013-14 fiscal years On March 11, 2015, I wrote in a blog post it was “time to reduce the MCCA fee and save consumers money in 2015.” I’m proud to say I was right. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims […]

How understanding MI motorcycle accident fatalities is the key to prevention

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Safety advocate Dan Petterson of SMARTER on making our roads more safe for motorcyclists Last week, I featured a guest blog post from Dan Petterson, president of motorcycle safety group SMARTER. Dan is a safety advocate and a leading voice in this state on issues of motorcycle safety. The latest has to do with how […]

Why is MI car insurance so expensive? Thoughts from an insurance agent

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Some practical ways to lower the cost of auto insurance for all of us Last week, I wrote about my plan to reduce the cost of auto insurance in Michigan. I believe my 14-step No Fault “Action Plan ” would preserve auto No Fault insurance for people who have been injured in car accidents and […]

Raid The MCCA To Pay For Road Repairs?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Rep. Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) Wants To Take Money Intended To Help Catastrophically Injured Car Crash Victims To Patch MI’s Pothole-Pocked Roads Should lawmakers raid the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) and use its reserves to pay to fix Michigan’s roads? Thankfully, Gov. Rick Snyder said “No.” Unequivocally. That’s the right decision because the monies […]

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