You might have to make some adjustments to your budget because auto insurance is on the rise, again. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association makes the decision. The choice to increase fees has been made three years in a row.
Michigander Dale Beard said, “If that’s how they want to do it that’s how we have to do it.“
“You need to throw the whole thing out and start it all over again,“ said Shan Collette.
There have been mixed reviews for the MCCA’s decision. The association increased the fee covering unlimited medical benefits for injured drivers.
“I guess if I want to drive I’m gonna have to pay it,“ said Beard. “Not feeling great about it.“
The hike is because of increased claims and medical care costs according to MCCA.
“I’m retired and I’m on a limited income,“ Collette said. “It kills me when they pull stuff like that.“
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering an audit of the association to create transparency. She said “Michiganders deserve to know why they are being forced to shell out hundreds of dollars in additional fees for car insurance.“
Car insurance can really add-up if you have more than one car, like Dale Beard.
Beard said, “I guess you have to pay the price when you have more vehicles so yeah it is kind of pricey.“
The association’s $28 fee increase gets added to insurance premiums and the total now is $220 per vehicle. A record high.
“How do they expect people to pay for this stuff,“ Collette. “We’ve got a pretty good retirement because I’m disabled, if I wasn’t disabled we’d be eating beans and cornbread every day.“