Auto Insurance Virtual Town Halls Offered to Consumers, Agents, Community Groups

Media Contact: Laura Hall, 517-290-3779, halll17@michigan.gov
Consumer Hotline: 833-ASK-DIFS, autoinsurance@michigan.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2020

(LANSING, MICH) The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is continuing to offer virtual town hall events for consumers and insurance agents about Michigan’s new auto insurance law.

The live online town hall meetings are part of a series of events that will help drivers learn and ask questions about Michigan’s new auto insurance law and the choices they will need to make for policies issued or renewed after July 1, 2020.

Event Information:
To attend a virtual town hall event, click the event link at its start time. Instructions for attendees are available and explain how to join an event and ask questions.

Consumer Town Hall: Thursday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m.
Agent Town Hall: Thursday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

To date, more than 8,000 people have attended DIFS’ virtual auto insurance town halls. Additional upcoming dates are listed online. Employers and community organizations interested in hosting a virtual town hall on Michigan’s new auto insurance law should contact DIFS.

Michigan’s new auto insurance law lowers average statewide costs for Michigan drivers, maintains the highest coverage options in the country, and strengthens consumer protections. For policies that issue or renew after July 1, 2020, drivers will need to determine the amount of coverage that best suits their needs. Drivers will be able to choose a level of Personal Injury Protection Medical Coverage and determine the level of Bodily Injury Coverage that best protects their family. By participating in the town hall meetings, drivers will learn about the upcoming choices and will have the opportunity to submit questions. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/autoinsurance.

DIFS continues to operate its dedicated, no-fault hotline with calls being answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers can also call 833-ASK-DIFS (275-3437), email at autoinsurance@michigan.gov, or visit www.michigan.gov/autoinsurance for more information.

The mission of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services is to ensure access to safe and secure insurance and financial services fundamental for the opportunity, security and success of Michigan residents, while fostering economic growth and sustainability in both industries. In addition, the Department provides consumer protection, outreach, and financial literacy and education services to Michigan citizens. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/difs or follow the Department on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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