Urgent Action Alert
News & Urgent Action Alerts
Posted Apr 16th, 2015
This quick analysis was shared with members of the media this morning at CPAN Media Round table.Urgent Action Alert
Posted Apr 15th, 2015
The Senate Insurance Committee today held a last-minute hearing to pass Senate Bill 248, which would significantly alter Michigan’s no-fault insurance system. Notice of the hearing was issued at 4:59 p.m. on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before today’s 12:30 p.m. hearing.
The legislation has four key features: it creates an auto insurance fraud prevention authority; creates a new catastrophic claims system; restricts payments for family-provided attendant care and imposes Workers Compensation fee schedules on auto injury claims.
“CPAN is deeply disappointed in the way today’s hearing was handled and the lack of due process that was given to such an important policy issue. It was not until the hearing began that even members of the committee were made fully aware of what was included in the legislation,” said CPAN President John Cornack. “The tens of thousands of accident survivors in this state who would be impacted by this bill deserve more than that.” Cornack noted until this point, CPAN had been holding positive discussions with members of the insurance industry over the past several months in an effort to reach consensus on legislative reforms, including family provided attendant care and fraud prevention. “Today’s actions were not helpful in advancing these discussions, and now the committee has taken a step backward,” said Cornack. “We are calling on the full Senate to take time to perform its due diligence and undertake a process that ensures robust feedback on this critical issue.”
Posted Mar 13th, 2015
The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) and the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) have now filed supplemental briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court in the latest round of a major lawsuit that will determine whether the MCCA is exempt from the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and therefore excused from disclosing to the public information regarding the way it administers the state’s auto no-fault catastrophic injury system.
Posted Feb 6th, 2015
LANSING -- The Michigan Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday in the case of Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault v. Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association. The court order requests the parties to submit within 35 days supplemental briefs regarding the constitutionality of the statute that purports to exempt the MCCA from the Freedom of Information Act. Oral arguments will follow.
Posted Jan 5th, 2015
CPAN is still waiting to hear whether the Michigan Supreme Court will hear our case that seeks to bring transparency to the MCCA. This organization holds $17 BILLION collected from Michigan drivers. They have a right to know if those funds are being properly managed and how the rates are set. Read the full story in the Detroit Free Press.
Posted Dec 9th, 2014
The Uber ride sharing service is asking Michigan lawmakers to pass a bill that would give them special consideration for operating in Michigan. CPAN's legal counsel has joined the Insurance Institute of Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and several other companies in opposition to this bad piece of public policy.
Posted Nov 20th, 2014
Published on Nov 14, 2014
This short video was shown for the first time at the CPAN Auto No-Fault Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014. It highlights the accomplishments of the coalition during the past 12 months.
If CPAN did not exist, those stakeholders who want to preserve Michigan's model no-fault insurance system would lose the unified force of a large, well-respected, bipartisan organization that had proven it can effectively resist the political power of the Michigan auto insurance industry. The fact is that CPAN has become an important voice that legislators listen to regarding auto no-fault issues.
Posted Nov 11th, 2014
CPAN President John Cornack and Board Member John Prosser were guests on the Michael Patrick Shiels show this morning, November 11, 2014 discussing HB 5854. Here is their interview...Urgent Action Alert
Posted Oct 22nd, 2014
On September 23, 2014, Representative Peter Lund introduced House Bill 5854, which makes sweeping and destructive changes to the operation of the Michigan Auto No-Fault Assigned Claims Plan. This bill frustrates the objective of the Assigned Claims Plan by making it much more difficult for otherwise eligible victims to recover no-fault benefits. The Bill erects numerous technical barriers and procedural obstacles that claimants must strictly satisfy or lose their right to receive no-fault PIP benefits. Likewise, medical providers will lose the right to recover reimbursement for necessary medical treatment that was rendered to such claimants if there is non-compliance with the new technicalities created by this Bill. The highlights of this proposed legislation are discussed in this analysis.Urgent Action Alert
Posted Oct 21st, 2014
Today the Michigan Board of Canvassers approved petition language for a ballot drive from the insurance industry-backed group "Stop Overcharging." In response to this petition drive, Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) spokesperson John Truscott issued the following statement: