CPAN: We applaud Gov. Whitmer for standing up for Michigan drivers and Michigan consumers
Cornack: We can lower Michigan premiums without depriving accident victims of care
LANSING, Mich.—(May 1, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s directive that the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) examine and report on the use of non-driving factors to set rates and the pricing of coordinated auto insurance policies.
“We applaud Gov. Whitmer for standing up for Michigan drivers and Michigan consumers. Setting rates based on non-driving factors like gender, job title, home ownership, credit score, and ZIP code is pure discrimination, and we need to hold insurance companies accountable for these unfair practices. As we’ve seen in California, strong consumer protections work – they have the strongest rules in the country, and have maintained the slowest pace of rate increases of any state while continuing a healthy insurance market. We can replicate that success here in Michigan if DIFS ensures stronger oversight of the insurance industry. This is an excellent first step toward lowering auto insurance premiums for consumers in our state while protecting essential care for accident victims.”