News & Urgent Action Alerts
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:
Posted Sep 3rd, 2014
The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) announced today that the organizations have appealed their transparency lawsuit against the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) to the Michigan Supreme Court. Urgent Action Alert
Posted Aug 13th, 2014
On Thursday, February 20, 2014, HB 4612 (H-3) was offered as a substitute to H-1, which has been stalled on the floor of the Michigan House for almost one year. Like H-1, H-3 imposes unprecedented limitations on medical benefits and significantly restricts what treatment and services are available to persons injured in motor vehicle accidents. The analysis set forth below, focuses on specific limitations placed on medical care; insurance company control of medical treatment; the protection of insurance companies who engage in unfair practices; and the inadequate attempts to address the affordability issue. In addition, many of the features contained in H-3 were contained in Proposal C, a referendum which was resoundingly defeated by Michigan voters in 1994. Those Proposal C concepts are identified below with an asterisk. The highlights of H-3 are as follows:Enter body here...