LANSING – Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) today applauded lawmakers in the Michigan Senate for approving legislation to fix Michigan’s broken, outdated auto no-fault system and lower the cost of auto insurance for drivers throughout the state.
“We applaud the Senate for working diligently and thoughtfully over the last several months to craft legislation that will bring savings to drivers throughout Michigan who are paying the highest auto insurance premiums in the country,” said Rob Anderson, legislative counsel for Michigan Farm Bureau. “We encourage the House to follow suit so consumers can enjoy long-overdue relief from the state’s broken, outdated auto no-fault system.”
“Our position of support is unique from most other groups in that it’s derived from our grass-roots policy that is written, debated and voted on annually by local county Farm Bureau members. The member-developed policy has long-supported improvements to the state’s no-fault insurance law to reduce the cost of insurance and provide savings to consumers.”
According to data compiled by Insure.com, for six years straight Michigan drivers have paid the highest auto insurance premiums in the country. Michigan is also the only state in the nation requiring drivers purchase unlimited, lifetime medical benefits with their auto insurance policy.
Senate Bill 1 will lower the cost of auto insurance by:
“At a time of uncertainty for many Michiganders and farmers across the state, we’re pleased to see the Michigan Senate take steps to put money back into their pockets by passing reforms to lower the cost of their auto insurance,” said Michigan Farm Bureau President Carl Bednardski. “Lawmakers did the right thing by standing up for consumers, and we urge legislators in the Michigan House to do the same.”