What Do I Need to Know About the Changes to Michigan's No-Fault Auto Insurance Law?
The new Michigan no-fault auto insurance law means that residents are no longer required to buy unlimited personal injury protection, or PIP, with their auto insurance.
You’ll have the option of choosing from different levels of personal injury protection coverage. What you choose is important because PIP covers more than medical expenses – it includes things like attendant care, housing modifications and lost wages due to an accident.
Note: The no-fault auto insurance law is not a health insurance law, therefore, you should discuss PIP coverage or other auto coverage with your auto insurer or agent.
Your auto insurer may ask for a letter showing proof that you meet the requirements for qualified health coverage or QHC. They may also request a coordination of benefits letter that shows how your health insurance and auto insurance work together to pay auto accident claims.
There are several ways you can request a QHC letter.
You can log in to your online member account to see if you have a QHC letter to download. Once logged in, find the QHC letter in the Proof of Insurance section.
You can call the number on the back of your member ID card.
If you don't see a QHC letter online or are unable to get one through calling the number on the back of your card, you can reach out to your employer to request the letter.
If you’re involved in a car accident outside Michigan, your Blue Cross coverage remains unchanged. Claims are processed according to your benefits and the laws in effect in the state where you reside. If you’re injured by a driver in an at-fault state, reimbursement is pursued from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider.
Your auto insurer can help if you have questions about how the changes to the no-fault auto law affect your auto coverage.
The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) can also help answer your questions.
Phone: 1-833-ASK-DIFS (275-3437)