© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Gov. Whitmer orders review of how car insurance companies set rates

cars in traffic
Nabeel Syed
/
Unsplash
Governor calls for review of how auto insurance companies set rates.

The state's insurance regulator will review how auto insurers use non-driving factors to set rates.

On Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Department of Insurance and Financial Services to determine whether it's legal for car insurance companies to use education, credit scores and other non-driving factors when setting rates.

Whitmer also directed the department to look at how auto insurers price policies when medical coverage is coordinated with drivers' health insurance.

The move comes as Republican lawmakers prepare legislation designed to lower car insurance premiums.

Whitmer says Michigan drivers pay the highest insurance rates in the country, and Detroiters pay the most in the state.

Related Content