To The Point: Reforming no-fault auto insurance

To The Point

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — No-fault automotive insurance: For decades, Michigan lawmakers have talked about reforming it to bring down premiums, but change has remained elusive.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer mentioned reform in her State of the State address last week, so “To The Point” checked in with a Republican and Democrat on separate legislative committees trying to figure it out.

State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, is heading up the effort in the Senate.

“The insurance committee I’m on, we’ve met twice. And I’m on the listening and learning tour right now, and then we’re going to work into putting pen to paper and then actually delivering the real reform that will drive down the cost of auto insurance,” he said.

State Rep. Terry Sabo, D-Muskegon, is part of the bipartisan effort in the House.

“It’s something that I hear about in my daily life as far as conversations go … it always comes up as auto insurance rates are way too high and I really believe it’s a nonpartisan issue,” he said.

Above on this Feb. 17, 2019, episode of “To The Point,” the lawmakers talk about how much we pay and whether we’ll pay less.

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