News Reporters Join Call Announcing “Big Changes Ahead”

Posted on June 16, 2020

The MHA conducted a media call June 15 to announce the launch of its statewide “Big Changes Ahead” public education campaign and website, DriveProtected.org. The campaign is designed to make Michiganders aware of the medical coverage options available to them when the new auto no-fault insurance law takes effect July 1. The website will help drivers make fact-based decisions on how to best protect themselves while driving and encourages them to purchase the highest level of personal injury protection (PIP) they can afford.

Reporters from several media outlets, including the Lansing State Journal and MiBiz, participated in the call and asked questions about the scope and messaging of the Big Changes Ahead campaign, cost savings mandated by the new law and medical costs associated with auto accidents. 

The DriveProtected.org homepage provides a video overview of the law, and the site outlines information on the levels of medical and rehabilitation coverage drivers can choose to protect against potentially large out-of-pocket costs, including long-term medical and rehabilitation expenses. It answers questions about how the law will work and provides links to news coverage providing background.

The website also offers downloadable resources that members and others may use to help explain the new law and available choices, including an infographic, templates for letters to the editor of local news outlets, a sample newsletter article and more. For more information, contact Ruthanne Sudderth at the MHA. 



Tags: Big Changes Ahead, Drive Protected, Auto No-fault Insurance Law

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