Senate Bill SB-248 was passed by the Senate Committee on Insurance by a narrow 21-17 vote on April 16, 2015.
This bill contains basic elements of prior attempts to change Michigan's o-fault auto insurance, including:
- Creation of an insurance fraud authority
- Family Attendant Care cost controls
- Establishment of a new entity to replace the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, and
- A payment schedule for medical costs stemming from auto-related injuries based on payments accepted by medical providers from other traditional health insurers.
The Bill not goes to the House Committee on Insurance. If passed, this could lead to reduced auto insurance costs in the State of Michigan.