Urgent Action Alert
News & Urgent Action Alerts
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...Urgent Action Alert
Posted May 1st, 2014
Democrats in the Michigan House held a news conference today announcing their alternative to proposed changes to Michigan’s auto insurance system. The 14-bill package aims to address three key areas: consumer protection, affordability and transparency.
Posted Mar 20th, 2014
Today Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer issued the following statement regarding Republican efforts to undermine Michigan's Auto No Fault Insurance Law. Urgent Action Alert
Posted Feb 20th, 2014
House Speaker Jase Bolger today issued several proposed changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance laws, claiming his proposals reflect a “compromise.” Reacting to Speaker Bolger’s proposals and his claims of a compromise, Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) President John Cornack issued the following statement:
“If Mr. Bolger believes these new insurance-industry backed changes to Michigan’s no-fault system are a ‘compromise’ then he must be using a non-traditional definition of the word. Not a single CPAN member has agreed to his so-called reforms,” said Cornack.
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Posted Feb 18th, 2014
The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault has conducted an analysis of Michigan Supreme Court cases decided under the Michigan Auto No-Fault Act within the past 10 years. From 2003 through 2013, there have been 25 major auto no-fault insurance cases decided by the Supreme Court. Of those 25 cases, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the insurance companies and against the patients or health care providers 21 times.
The following pages provide a brief description of each of these 25 Supreme Court decisions and the impact the case is having on the rights of Michigan’s auto accident victims.
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Posted Feb 17th, 2014
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