Insurance fund information stays hidden from public
Thu, 22 May 2014 07:40:33 GMT — The Michigan appeals court says the public has no right to see the records of an insurance fund that puts a fee on cars to pay for catastrophic injuries. The court said Wednesday that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is not covered by a public records law. It overturned a 2012 decision by an Ingham County judge. The insurance fund was created by the Legislature to reimburse insurers for claims that exceed $500,000. Michigan's no-fault insurance law provides unlimited lifetime coverage for medical expenses tied to auto wrecks. Motorists pay $186 per vehicle per year into the fund on top of their regular insurance. The rate can change each year. A coalition of health care, labor and consumer organizations wants detailed information on how the fund calculates rates.
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