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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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CPAN testifies on the dangers of implementing limited protection coverage policies

CPAN testifies on the dangers of implementing limited protection coverage policies Kroese: Limited protections means accident victims, including children, won’t get the care they need LANSING, Mich.—(Feb. 27, 2019)— Two representatives from the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault Board of Directors, Margaret Kroese and Steve Sinas, today testified in front of the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee on the dangers of enacting limited protection coverage auto insurance plans – otherwise known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) choice. The following statement can … read more

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CPAN: Fee schedule is just one component of balanced, comprehensive auto no-fault reform

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 … read more

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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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