Michigan Drivers Face New Insurance Choice Starting Thursday

Jun 28, 2020

FILE- In a June 23, 2015, file photo, traffic heads north along the Lodge freeway in Detroit. Michigan
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting this week: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or -- for seniors with Medicare -- opt out entirely. The decision is a signature feature of a new law that will lower the cost of personal injury protection benefits. It boils down to people's risk tolerance and desire for savings. But unlike with choosing a deductible, the selection can have long-term implications in the event of a serious crash. Insurance agents say many people whose policies are up for renewal are staying with unlimited medical for now.