News From Rep. Lasinski

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Legislation tackles industry practices that keep rates high

LANSING — A group of House Democratic legislators have introduced legislation that could reduce the high cost of premiums while extending consumer protections to those who buy insurance. The bill package would address home and auto insurance rates, in addition to improving the process by which consumers learn about and shop for policies. The bills would also deal with the manner in which insurance companies handle their...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LANSING — Yesterday, House Democrats filed a discharge petition to bring House Bill 5124, which would provide immediate auto insurance rate relief for seniors aged 62 and older, to the House floor for a vote. Republican leadership refused them the opportunity for the bill to be considered. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement: 

“Helping lower insurance costs for seniors should not be a controversial topic. On the contrary, it...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — This evening, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“My constituents sent me to Lansing to work to reduce auto insurance rates without sacrificing their quality of care, and House Bill 5013 simply wouldn’t do that. Now is the time to act...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan coalition of Michigan legislators introduced a package of bills aimed at reforming the state’s auto insurance system and lowering costs for Michigan residents last week. A plan for Fair and Affordable No Fault Reform, the 15-bill package takes on the high cost of auto insurance by directly addressing the causes of increased costs for Michigan drivers: unprosecuted fraud, high medical reimbursements, system inefficiencies, high litigation rates, and a lack of consumer...

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