LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) today joined a bipartisan group of legislators in submitting a letter to House Insurance Committee chairwoman state Rep. Lana Theis (R-Brighton) requesting a hearing for the Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform package.

“It’s clear from conversations we’ve had with drivers across the state that insurance reform is needed, and it’s needed now,” said Rep. Lasinski. “The bipartisan package we introduced tackles a number of important reforms that will provide immediate, tangible relief for policy holders throughout the state. It’s time for the committee to discuss its merits so it can move forward in the legislative process.”

House Bills 5101-5111, 5115, 5124, 4049 and 4672 contain provisions to improve the current auto no-fault system while lowering costs for drivers and preserving benefits to accident victims. Changes include establishing a fraud authority, stopping non-driving factors from unfairly and improperly impacting auto insurance rates, and allowing seniors with Medicare or other full medical coverage the option to save money by purchasing only long-term and rehabilitation PIP coverage.