Report: Michigan has highest auto insurance rates (surprised?)
A new report says Michigan’s auto insurance rates are still the highest in the nation.
The ZEBRA is a company that tracks auto insurance rates across the country.
Zebra’s Alyssa Connelly says the average annual auto premium in Michigan is about $2600, which is nearly twice the national average. According to the report, North Carolina motorists pay the lowest annual premiums ($865).
The 2018 State of Auto Insurance Report finds motorists in Detroit pay $5,414, on average.
“Those rates are increasing at about the same rate as the rest of the country, but again, it starts at a much higher level,” says Connelly.
Republicans blame Michigan's uncapped personal injury protection benefits for the higher rates. Democrats says there are other ways to reduce rates.