County Commission Seeks Amendment To Auto Insurance Law

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution expressing its opposition to Michigan’s auto insurance reform law passed in 2019. At Thursday’s meeting, the board approved the resolution without comment. It states the reimbursement rates for residential care facilities and home healthcare providers under the 2019 law are too low for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries in crashes to receive proper care. The board says as a result of the changes made, Michigan auto insurance companies are paying healthcare providers 45% less than what they received before, affecting patients who are in need of that care. It notes there are many Berrien County residents who benefitted from the services previously offered who have been hurt. The board asks the Michigan Legislature to amend the 2019 law to address the issue.