CPAN: Fee schedule is just one component of balanced, comprehensive auto no-fault reform
Cornack: Enact reforms that reduce costs for drivers, not just insurance companies
LANSING, Mich.—(Feb. 20, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to today’s Senate Insurance and Banking Committee hearing. The hearing focused on implementing a medical fee schedule to help lower health insurance costs for accident victims.
“CPAN strongly believes that we can reduce auto insurance premiums without depriving auto accident victims of essential care—and that requires taking a balanced, comprehensive approach to reforming auto no-fault.
“A reasonable fee schedule is just one component of that approach, and has always been one of the many reforms for which we advocate.
“We continue to fight for all Michigan families and drivers, and we call on legislators to enact real, genuine reforms that will reduce costs for drivers, not just insurance companies. In addition to a fee schedule and cracking down on fraud, we need state government to provide effective oversight of the insurance industry, and ensure that rates are fair and equitable. We also need to ban the use of discriminatory, non-driving rating factors when setting rates.
“In order to provide true rate relief to consumers, we need to hold the insurance companies accountable and pass common-sense, bipartisan reforms.”