New proposed legislation would significantly alter Michigan’s current no-fault auto insurance system and would cap injury benefits at $1 million for accident victims. Research shows this cap would shift millions onto taxpayers. The bill also requires fee schedules to be applied to auto injury cases, which would cost Michigan hospital systems an average of $10 million annually. While these reforms will provide cost savings for insurance companies, the bill does nothing to require a reduction in costs for consumers after 2014. The town hall meeting will act as an educational forum and discussion about the impact this proposed legislation will have on Michigan drivers, auto accident victims and health care providers.
The town hall will take place on Monday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Salem Memorial Lutheran Church, 21230 Moross Road in Detroit.