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Michigan Insurance Attorneys Call Out Greedy Michigan Insurance Companies

April 2, 2009 by Steven M. Gursten

For nearly all of Michigan’s automobile insurance companies, the simple request to cap their insurance rates to help struggling Michigan residents has been completely ignored. A collapsing local economy seems to matter very little to these insurance companies — clearly not as much as their record-breaking profits and accompanying greed. Yesterday, I wrote about how Gov. Jennifer Granholm asked Michigan auto insurance companies in her 2009 State of the State Address to cap their rates for just one year, while the Legislature works to enact new insurance reform. Not surprisingly, the vast majority ignored the governor’s plea. It’s hard not to think that these companies are solely out to make a buck. Although a dozen car insurance companies did cap — and our no-fault insurance attorneys give kudos to them — we are deeply disappointed in the nearly 100 Michigan no-fault insurance companies that refused to help.

Here is the entire list of insurance companies that rejected Governor Granholm’s request:

* Affirmative Insurance Company of Michigan
* AIU Insurance Company
* Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company
* Allstate Indemnity Company
* Allstate Insurance Company
* Allstate Property and Casualty
* AMCO Insurance Company
* American Family Home
* American Fellowship Mutual Insurance Company
* American Insurance Company
* American International Insurance Company
* American Modern Home
* Amica Mutual Insurance Company
* Auto Club Group Insurance Company
* Auto Club Insurance Association
* Auto-Owners Insurance Company
* Bristol West Insurance Company
* Bristol West Preferred Insurance Company
* Central Mutual Insurance Company
* Cincinnati Insurance Company
* Citizens Insurance Company of America
* Citizens Insurance Company of the Midwest
* Dairyland Insurance Company
* Emcasco Insurance Company
* Employers Mutual Causality Company
* Encompass Indemnity Company
* Encompass Property & Casualty Company
* Esurance Insurance Company
* Farm Bureau General Insurance Company of Michigan
* Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Michigan
* Farmers Insurance Exchange
* Federal Insurance Company
* Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids, Michigan
* Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company
* Fremont Insurance Company
* Geico Indemnity Company
* Grange Insurance Company of Michigan
* Great Northern Insurance Company
* Harleysville Lake States Insurance Company
* Hartford Accident &Indemnity Company
* Hartford Causality Insurance Company
* Hartford Insurance Company of the Midwest
* Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
* Home-Owners Insurance Company
* Horace Mann Insurance Company
* Integon National Insurance Company
* Markel American Insurance Company
* MEEMIC Insurance Company
* MemberSelect Insurance Company
* Merastar Insurance Company
* Mercury National Insurance Company
* Metropolitan Direct Property & Casualty Insurance
* Metropolitan General Insurance Company
* Metropolitan Group Property & Casualty Insurance
* Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company
* MIC General Insurance Corporation
* Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility
* Michigan Insurance Company
* Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
* Mid-Century Insurance Company
* National General Insurance Company
* National Interstate Insurance Company
* National Interstate Insurance Company of Hawaii
* Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company
* Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company
* New Hampshire Indemnity Company, Inc.
* Northern Mutual Insurance Company
* Pacific Indemnity Insurance Company
* Partners Mutual Insurance Company
* Patriot General Insurance Company
* Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
* Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Company
* Progressive Marathon Insurance Company
* Progressive Michigan Insurance Company
* Property & Casualty Insurance Company of Hartford
* QBE Insurance Corporation
* Safeco Insurance Company of America
* Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois
* Secura Insurance, A Mutual Company
* Secura Supreme Insurance Company
* Standard Fire Insurance Company
* State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company
* State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
* State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
* Teachers Insurance Company
* Titan Indemnity Company
* Titan Insurance Company
* Travelers Indemnity Company of America
* United Serves Automobile Association
* Unitrin Direct Insurance Company
* Unitrin Direct Property and Casualty Company
* USAA Casualty Insurance Company
* Vigilant Insurance Company
* West American Insurance Company
* Westfield Insurance Company

Granholm said Michigan residents are paying some the highest rates in America for auto insurance they are compelled by law to buy. Meanwhile, some of these big players are among the most profitable insurance companies in the entire nation. It’s important to note that Michigan is one of the few states where insurance company profits are not being regulated to prevent “excessive” profitability. Perhaps it is time for a change.

Our no-fault insurance lawyers are working hard to make insurance companies in Michigan more accountable, and to help car accident and truck accident victims get the help they need. We’ll be happy to review your no-fault insurance coverage and make recommendations, so you are protected in case of a tragic auto accident. To request a free, no obligation case evaluation from an experienced insurance attorney, please fill out our consultation form and we will respond to your inquiry within one business day. Or to speak to an attorney immediately, please call (800) 777-0028.

Steve Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top attorneys handling serious car and truck accident injury cases and automobile insurance no-fault litigation. Steve has received the largest reported jury verdict for an automobile accident case in Michigan in four of the past seven years, including 2008.

– Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Rhys Bennett

Related information:

Obtaining Auto Insurance in Michigan

When is it Too Late to File Car Accident Insurance Claims in Michigan?

Do I Have a Case for my Truck Accident in Michigan?

Protect Yourself with Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Benefits

Michigan Auto Law is the largest law firm exclusively handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state. We have offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights.

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One Reply to “Michigan Insurance Attorneys Call Out Greedy Michigan Insurance Companies”

  1. Hello Steve,

    I have to give you lots of credit for composing this site and it is very helpful to those of us who have been injured with an auto accident. These facts are not known usually to us the public and I appreciate your willingness to inform us of the facts.

    Please contact me asap as I have had an auto accident and need help.
    Truly, Katie

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