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

May 2, 2019

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.