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No-fault legislation is a sell-out of Michigan citizens and a total gift to the insurance industry

No-fault legislation is a sell-out of Michigan citizens and a total gift to the insurance industry Cornack: We urge the governor to rectify the injustice that this legislation will create LANSING, Mich.—(May 24, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to no-fault legislation passed by the Michigan Legislature today. “The Michigan Legislature has just passed a destructive piece of legislation that decimates Michigan’s premier auto no-fault system. It is a … read more

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D.R.I.V.E. legislation is what real reform looks like for Michigan consumers

D.R.I.V.E. legislation is what real reform looks like for Michigan consumers Cornack: Plan can serve as a strong foundation for continued progress toward a fair, balanced and affordable solution LANSING, Mich.—(April 23, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement of new auto no-fault reforms to be introduced by House Democrats. “The D.R.I.V.E. legislation announced today puts consumers first, and offers a viable compromise that will reduce auto insurance … read more

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CPAN urges Governor Whitmer to protect consumers and veto HB 4397

CPAN urges Governor Whitmer to protect consumers and veto HB 4397 Cornack: Demand a robust and open debate on reforms that lower rates but protect coverage LANSING, Mich.—(May 14, 2019)— The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) is calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to protect consumers and veto HB 4397, which was passed at 2 a.m. last Thursday without any public hearings or debate. To support the need for a veto, CPAN also sent the governor a summary of 20 reasons why the bill creates more problems … read more

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SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF HB 4397: A BILL THAT CREATES MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT SOLVES

At 2AM on Thursday, May 9, 2019, without any public hearings or debates and by a 61-49 vote, the House of Representatives passed HB 4397. This bill strips consumers of critically important rights and benefits currently available under existing law. The bill does not guarantee a reduction on the total cost of a person’s auto insurance premium. Furthermore, the bill allows for the government to become responsible to pay for auto-related medical care, which will cause massive financial burdens for Michigan … read more

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House no-fault reform bill is a mirage that won’t offer true protections to consumers

House no-fault reform bill is a mirage that won’t offer true protections to consumers Cornack: We applaud Gov. Whitmer and House Democrats for rejecting unprecedented political maneuver LANSING, Mich.—(May 9, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to House Bill 4397, which was passed in the dark of night and would severely slash benefits for consumers. “We applaud Gov. Whitmer and House Democrats for standing up for Michigan consumers and rejecting … read more

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New plan to overturn no-fault is an insurance industry giveaway

New plan to overturn no-fault is an insurance industry giveaway SB1 offers no consumer protections or guaranteed rate relief LANSING, Mich. – (May 7, 2019) – A new plan introduced in the state Senate today would gut protections for auto accident survivors and all Michigan consumers, shift the cost of care from auto insurance companies to taxpayers, and do absolutely nothing to guarantee lower premiums or stop the discriminatory pricing practices of auto insurance companies. The bill, SB1, amounts to a … read more

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CPAN: We applaud Gov. Whitmer for standing up for Michigan drivers and Michigan consumers

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 … read more

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CPAN earns two awards of excellence from the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA)

CPAN earns two awards of excellence from the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) earned multiple honors from the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) for public relations excellence at the 2019 PACE awards, held on April 18th. In the “Organizational Relations” campaign category, CPAN earned an award of excellence for its coalition management and member re-energizing campaign, which engaged CPAN’s passionate group of supporters in various campaigns and legislative advocacy efforts. In the … read more

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CPAN: We need to crack down on fraud throughout the no-fault system, including insurance companies that deny legitimate claims

CPAN: We need to crack down on fraud throughout the no-fault system, including insurance companies that deny legitimate claims Cornack: We can lower Michigan premiums without depriving accident victims of care LANSING, Mich.—(April 23, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to today’s news report regarding a lawsuit filed by Allstate. “CPAN strongly believes that Michigan needs reforms to reduce fraud throughout the no-fault system – whether its committed by providers, … read more

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Consumers once again pay the price for lack of MCCA transparency

Consumers once again pay the price for lack of MCCA transparency Insurance company-controlled board will raise annual fee from $192 to $220 starting July 1 LANSING, Mich.—(March 27, 2019)— John Cornack, president of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), issued the following statement in response to today’s news that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will be raising its annual per vehicle fee from $192 to $220 starting July 1. “The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, which is run by Michigan auto … read more

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