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Appeal filed after latest ruling in no-fault auto reform

Michigan Supreme Court
Posted at 8:42 PM, Sep 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-08 09:56:46-04

WXMI — Insurance companies have filed an appeal, after the Michigan Court of Appeals decided that changes to Michigan's no-fault auto insurance law, implemented in July 2021, were not applicable to anyone who bought policies before the changes were implemented.

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USAA and Citizens Insurance announced on Wednesday that they had appealed the case to the Michigan Supreme Court.

We're told the appeal was based on financial concerns. In a release, the companies call long-term care one of the highest costs to auto insurers— claiming they could be subject to over-charging.

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There are roughly 18,000 Michiganders currently receiving medical benefits from their no-fault auto policies.

The Insurance Alliance of Michigan says they plan to file an amicus brief supporting the appeal.

CORRECTION — previous versions of this article stated the Insurance Alliance of Michigan had filed the appeal.

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