Reducing auto insurance rates for Michigan families

first_img Categories: Comeback State,Infographics,Initiatives,News 20Feb Reducing auto insurance rates for Michigan families Michigan families struggle to pay auto insurance premiumsAuto insurance costs are significantly higher than other states because of inflexible mandates and the resulting expenses. Legislative inaction to address skyrocketing costs and an inefficient claims process must be remedied to help all residents of Michigan.House Republicans have focused on identifying the cost drivers that have made Michigan’s auto insurance premiums for medical coverage skyrocket, increasing more than 51 percent in the past 10 years.  By creating a fraud authority to identify and prevent abuse within the system, streamlining the reimbursement process for claims paid to health providers and offering a low-cost option to those who normally cannot afford to carry a policy, Michigan residents will be guaranteed a minimum 10 percent savings per policy for two years after enactment of this new law.Michigan’s no-fault insurance system will remain the same, with everyone who is injured in an auto insurance accident eligible for up to $10 million in health care benefits claims.  The next highest coverage in the nation is New York state, with a $50,000 cap.Even with the reforms we are proposing, Michigan’s coverage will remain 200 times more generous than the next highest state.  Accident victims will have access to the best treatments, with guaranteed savings across the board for policyholders.For the last three years, we have worked to make Michigan a state that works for the people.  A state in which things run effectively.A state where taxpayers can count on cost-efficiency where spending is necessary.  Michigan’s economy is alive and well, growing each day.  The next step is to give residents the ability to keep more of their hard-earned money in their bank accounts.Enactment of each of the reforms in this proposal will generate savings for policyholders that equate to $1.5 billion in savings for Michiganders over a two-year period.last_img read more

Rep Kahle announces grants to Lenawee County robotics teams

first_img07Feb Rep. Kahle announces grants to Lenawee County robotics teams State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian today announced a combined grant award of over $20,000 to FIRST Robotics programs in Lenawee County.“These grants provide a great opportunity for our students,” Kahle said. “They will help fund our educational robotics teams here in Lenawee, helping our students receive the education they deserve.”FIRST is an international educational organization focusing on the development and implementation of science and technology in schools. The Michigan Department of Education awarded over $2.5 million in grants to FIRST programs this year. Since 2014, Michigan has invested over $12 million to FIRST programs.Adrian Public Schools, Clinton Community Schools, Lenawee ISD, Madison District Public Schools and Tecumseh Public Schools all received FIRST robotics grants. Categories: Kahle Newslast_img read more