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Michigan Auto Law no fault reform newsletter

The most recent edition of our Michigan Auto Law No Fault ‘Reform’ Newsletter is now out. The newsletter has grown to a subscriber list of several hundred. We work hard to make these newsletters as helpful and informative as we can, and to offer a free resource that provides all of the breaking news and our own legal analysis about the efforts to change Michigan’s No Fault insurance system.

In the latest report, we discuss what has – and what hasn’t been happening – over the past several weeks:

  • Gov. Snyder ignores No Fault reform in his State of the State:  Gov. Snyder fails to even mention the issue of No Fault reform in his latest State of the State address. But what does this really mean?  Is it election year politics to skip over a controversial issue that lacks popular support?
  • No action on No Fault “reform proposal HB 4612: The Michigan Legislature has taken no action on House Bill 4612, the so-called No Fault “reform” proposed, which was introduced by Rep. Pete Lund (R-36th District) in April 2013 and has received the full-throated support of Gov. Rick Snyder.
  • No action on HB 4959 which would harm elderly drivers: The Michigan Legislature has taken no action on House Bill 4959, a bill sponsored by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R-30th District) which makes the horrendous, reckless and dangerous proposal to exclude senior drivers over 65 from No Fault’s medical benefits provisions.
  • MCCA Transparency case argued before Michigan Court Of Appeals: The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) has appealed to the Michigan Court of Appeals seeking relief from an Ingham County Circuit Court judge’s ruling which directed the MCCA to comply with the public disclosure requirements of Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act and disclose its financial workings to the public.
  • MCCA pre-approval checklist changes home modifications pre-approval: The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) has released a new pre-approval checklist for auto insurers to guide them through the process of obtaining the MCCA’s approval of a proposed home modification reimbursement for catastrophically injured car and truck accident victims. The big change is that the MCCA has decided that home modifications for “ramps, lifts, equipment, and bathroom modifications” which total $30,000 or less do not require pre-approval from the MCCA.
  • Let your voices be heard! No Fault Advocacy Workshops: Have you told lawmakers your story about how important Michigan’s No Fault auto insurance system is? Well it’s time to let your voice be heard. Learn how at one of the workshops being sponsored by The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Walk The Line to Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and Health Partners, Inc.
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