Plan Introduced To Reduce MI Auto Insurance Rates

A state lawmaker from Monroe County is going after the high price of auto insurance. Republican Jason Sheppard has introduced legislation which he says will allow Michigan drivers more options when it comes to the type of policies they buy.

“My district borders Ohio, and auto insurance in Ohio is a third of what it is in Michigan,” Sheppard said. “Obviously, Ohio is an at-fault state so it’s a different set up. However, it is the number one thing on everyone’s minds, the high cost of auto insurance and how we can get it to go down. Number one.”

Currently, Michigan mandates drivers purchase unlimited lifetime medical benefits. That’s in addition to being one of the few remaining no fault states. Sheppard says his plan would let people choose different protection levels, more akin to health insurance.