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PIP choice would be a ‘solution’ that actually creates new problems, by reducing care and shifting costs from insurance companies to taxpayers

CPAN: PIP choice would be a ‘solution’ that actually creates new problems, by reducing care and shifting costs from insurance companies to taxpayers 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 dismantling Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system and replacing it with Personal Injury Protection (PIP) choice, which would allow insurance companies to sell junk plans with no guaranteed rate reduction. … read more

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CPAN: We can work together to lower auto insurance premiums without limiting the essential care that catastrophically injured residents need to thrive

CPAN: We can work together to lower auto insurance premiums without limiting the essential care that catastrophically injured residents need to thrive   LANSING, Mich.—(Feb. 12, 2019)— Tom Constand, speaking on behalf of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), this evening thanked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her thoughtful State of the State address and for her call to legislators to work in a bipartisan fashion to lower auto insurance premiums.   Constand, who is a CPAN board member and also president and CEO of the Brain Injury … read more

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CPAN: Lack of consumer protections in Michigan is what’s truly ‘shameful’

CPAN: Lack of consumer protections in Michigan is what’s truly ‘shameful’ DETROIT—(Feb. 7, 2019)—The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan today heard a motion filed by the state of Michigan seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of Detroit which sought a declaration that the Michigan no-fault statute was unconstitutional and should be invalidated. The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault filed a motion several months ago seeking permission to intervene in this lawsuit for the purpose of preserving … read more

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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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