CPAN – Coalition Protecting Auto No Fault
News Items - CPAN
Click the button below to search for articles...
View News Items from prior months...

February 2017
December 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
May 2014
March 2014
February 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
June 2012
May 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
Michigan Voters Oppose Cuts to Auto Injury Benefits
LANSING – Nearly two-thirds of Michigan voters oppose the insurance industry’s efforts to avoid paying for the extensive medical care the state’s auto no-fault law requires them to provide severely injured motorists, a survey released today by the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) shows. The results come as Michigan lawmakers consider insurer-backed legislation that would gut the state’s 39-year-old no-fault auto insurance law, which is considered a national model.
Published: 08/29/11

Impact of Proposed "PIP Choice" Law in Michigan
The purpose of this report is to quantify the effects that the proposed legislation would have on the output, earnings, and employment of Michigan's industries, as well as discuss its effects on individuals.

(The Michigan Legislature, in 2011, was considering amending the Michigan Code of Insurance to significantly lower the minimum amount of personal injury protection drivers are required to purchase. The proposed legislation would have allowed policy holders to choose from the following levels of PIP coverage for products and services necessary to an injured person's care, recovery and rehabilitation: $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $400,000 and $500,00 and lifetime.)
Published: 08/01/11

The Impact of Reducing PIP Coverage in Michigan
In the fall of 2010, the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council:1 asked Public Sector Consultants (PSC) to analyze the potential impact of limiting the amount of coverage required for personal protection insurance (also referred to as personal injury protection or PIP) under Michiganā€™s no fault system for reparations related to automobile accidents. A recent report has suggested that automobile insurance rates and the percentage of automobile owners carrying the required coverage are adversely affected by Michiganā€™s current requirement for PIP coverage, 2 but the benefits that could be lost and the potential for cost-shifting if the coverage requirement is modified have not been thoroughly explored. To more fully understand the potential impact of reducing the coverage requirement for PIP under Michiganā€™s No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act, we have examined the following issues:

ļ® What benefits are associated with personal protection insurance required under Michiganā€™s current no-fault system?

ļ® What is the cost burden associated with catastrophic motor vehicleā€“related injuries, specifically traumatic brain injuries (TBI)?

ļ® Who currently pays for costs associated with motor vehicleā€“related injuries and how might the cost burden be shifted to the state and other payers if the coverage requirement for PIP were reduced?
Published: 08/01/11