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CPAN welcomes new DIFS Director Fox, calls for new era of stronger consumer protections and regulation of insurance industry

CPAN welcomes new DIFS Director Fox, calls for new era of stronger consumer protections and regulation of insurance industry FOIA records show former Director McPharlin was too cozy with insurance companies LANSING, Mich.—(Jan. 14, 2019)—The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault today welcomed Anita Fox into her new role as director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services, and called on her to reform the department into one that protects the interests of consumers rather than the insurance industry. Today, Fox officially replaces … read more

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Auto-Owners Insurance Company, et al v Compass Healthcare, PLC, et al

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SB 1014 (H-1) 10 Reasons to Just Say “NO“

SB 1014 (H-1) 10 Reasons to Just Say “NO” On November 3, 2017, the Michigan House of Representatives rejected HB 5013, which would have allowed insurance companies to sell substandard auto no-fault insurance policies to Michigan families with woefully inadequate caps on medical care and income loss benefits for auto accident injuries. Now, SB 1014 (H-1) seeks to authorize the sale of very similar substandard, capped no-fault insurance policies. Contrary to some characterizations, the first capped option under the SB … read more

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CPAN joins bipartisan lawmakers in calling on state government to crack down on insurance industry’s refusal to lower rates in light of corporate tax reform

CPAN joins bipartisan lawmakers in calling on state government to crack down on insurance industry’s refusal to lower rates in light of corporate tax reform Lawmakers question why corporate savings not passed down to consumers LANSING – The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault today joined with a bipartisan group of Michigan legislators calling on the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to ensure that insurance companies pass along the savings they received from the federal tax reform enacted last December. CPAN President … read more

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CPAN files federal court documents seeking to require state government officials to protect Michigan drivers from excessive and discriminatory auto insurance rates

CPAN files federal court documents seeking to require state government officials to protect Michigan drivers from excessive and discriminatory auto insurance rates Consumer group requests intervention in Mayor Duggan’s lawsuit in order to achieve real rate relief while preserving medical care DETROIT — The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) today announced it has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan aimed at protecting Michigan drivers from excessive and discriminatory auto insurance rates. The court … read more

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CPAN celebrates its 15th anniversary

This month, CPAN is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It is truly amazing how fast the years have flown by since we started the historic CPAN Coalition in 2003. As we reflect on all of the great things our organization has accomplished over the last 15 years to preserve our great auto no-fault system, it is worthwhile to recall the words of former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael F. Cavanagh, when he spoke at the CPAN 10th anniversary celebration held … read more

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New poll reveals majority of Michigan residents support protecting auto no- fault benefits, cracking down on insurance companies’ discriminatory practices

New poll reveals majority of Michigan residents support protecting auto no- fault benefits, cracking down on insurance companies’ discriminatory practices Survey also finds support for bipartisan Fair and Affordable no-fault reform package, which remains largely neglected in the Michigan Legislature GROSSE POINTE, Mich. — Two-thirds of Michigan residents support a package of bills in the Michigan Legislature that seeks to lower auto insurance premiums while protecting the lifetime medical and lost-wage benefits provided by the state’s auto no-fault insurance system, … read more

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CPAN earns awards for excellence from Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE)

CPAN earns awards for excellence from Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Lansing – The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) earned multiple honors as the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) saluted the innovation of program winners at its 17th annual Diamond Awards event Sept. 20th in Novi. In the “Public Relations Campaign” category, CPAN received a Diamond Award for its campaign “Non-driving Rating Factors: Game Changer in No-Fault Battle” (Less than $1 million budget category). In the “Social Media Campaign” … read more

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CPAN statement on Gov. Snyder’s executive order creating an anti-fraud authority for the State of Michigan

CPAN statement on Gov. Snyder’s executive order creating an anti-fraud authority for the State of Michigan Cornack: Real fraud prevention must include deny-and-delay tactics used by insurance companies Lansing, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive order on Sept. 11 creating an anti-fraud authority affecting the banking sector, health insurance and auto insurance. Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) President John Cornack issued the following statement in response to the order: “As a consumer advocate organization, CPAN has and will continue … read more

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CPAN Statement: Duggan lawsuit against State of Michigan points blame in the wrong direction, won’t guarantee lower auto insurance premiums

Cornack: Action needed to hold insurance companies accountable Lansing — Today, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a lawsuit against the State of Michigan with a political aim of dismantling Michigan’s auto no-fault system, which would adversely affect citizens across Michigan. Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) President John Cornack issued the following statement in response to the proposed lawsuit: “Instead of holding insurance companies accountable for their discriminatory rate-setting practices and sky-high premiums, Mayor Duggan is once again blaming a law … read more

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