Gov. Whitmer to sign auto no-fault bill Thursday

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI (WILX) -- Governor Whitmer said she will sign the bill to reform Michigan's auto no-fault insurance system Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference currently underway on Mackinac Island.

It's expected to happen just after 10 a.m.

According to a statement, the governor will be joined by leaders of the Michigan Senate and House for the signing, as well as other members of the legislative bodies.

The legislation offers choices among personal injury protection, or PIP, levels. Michigan is the only state to require that drivers buy unlimited coverage for crash injuries.

The bill also would prohibit the use of several non-driving factors in setting rates and scale back reimbursements for health providers that treat accident victims.

The average premium in Michigan is 83% higher than the national average. Detroit's premium on average far surpasses any other U.S. city.

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