LANSING — Following weeks of bipartisan negotiations, the House passed a sweeping overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance system today. The final bill includes several provisions put forward by House Democrats including the elimination of non-driving rate-setting factors, guaranteed rate reductions and increased consumer protections. In response, state Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) issued the following statement:

“After decades of rising costs and inaction on this critical issue, Michigan has moved forward on auto insurance reform. I support this legislation because it makes strides in ending discriminatory rate-setting practices such as the use of ZIP codes and other non-driving factors in determining premiums and codifies executive actions by Governor Whitmer that improve transparency and accountability. While this is a step in the right direction, I know that there is much more we can do to improve the system while at the same time, ensuring quality of care from our world-class providers. I am committed to continuing to work on this important issue in the months ahead to build upon the reform we passed today.”