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Posted: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:20PM

Proos: Auto Insurance Reform Could Happen In 2014



State lawmakers are planning to take on some of the most controversial reforms in years in Lansing. A proposal is before the Legislature to overhaul the state's no-fault auto insurance laws and possibly put a cap on the unlimited medical benefits paid out through the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association. Senator John Proos of St. Joseph says that is costing all of us extra money.

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Proos adds lawmakers have found around 25% of drivers in Michigan do not have valid insurance. He says they get around it by getting a temporary policy when they renew their plates and letting it lapse after that. He wants to find a solution that will continue to provide some level care for people that are badly hurt in car accidents, but that can also bring insurance costs down for everyone.

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Lawmakers are considering a $10 million cap per person on that catastrophic benefit. Proos is hopeful that lawmakers will have something done by the end of this year.

   

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