Insurance Issues with Increased Building Material Cost

By Kurt Feight, CIC, President, Mt. Pleasant Agency, Inc. & McArthur Agency, Inc. April 9, 2021 As we continue to see construction material costs increase in the building industry, you must take time to review and look at the impact on your insurance protection and risk. Here are just a few things you should review: […]

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MCCA Fee Lowered Again for 2021

By Kelly Hudson, CIC March 23, 2021 Beginning July 2021, the the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) fee will drop below $100 for the first time in nearly 20 years. Their fee for the July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 period is dropping down to $86 per vehicle. This is the second consecutive year […]

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5 Tips to make sure your payments are made on time

By Kelly Hudson, CIC February 2, 2021 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in package shipments, many of our carriers recognize the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing service delays. To help you avoid late payment fees and policy cancellations, we are sharing 5 tips so your payments can be made on time. Many […]

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No-Fault Reform Update: Change in Medical Benefits

By Kelly Hudson, CIC August 22, 2019   Updated: September 24, 2019 DIFS Rules MACP Claims Remain Unlimited Until July of 2020 Today (9/24/2019), the Department of Insurance and Financial Services released a new Director’s Order regarding the effective date of Michigan Assigned Claims cap. In short, the Director has ruled that any claims that are […]

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Essentials Every Small Business Owner Should Consider

“Protect the business, protect the family.” The above quote is the mission of every small  business owner. Especially when the family and the business are one and the same, which is often the case for small businesses. This issue deals with several essential things every small business owner should consider to ensure the business and, […]

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Mt. Pleasant Agency, Inc. – Central Insurance Welcomes Agent Julie Gronda

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., June 12, 2019  — Mt. Pleasant Agency, Inc. – Central Insurance is proud to announce and welcome Julie Gronda to its team. Gronda is a licensed agent and brings with her over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has first-hand experience assisting clients with claims, securing coverage for their […]

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Governor Signs No-Fault Reform Bill

By Kelly Hudson, CIC May 30, 2019 This morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law sweeping changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law. The legislature overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan no-fault reform package after weeks of negotiations between the legislative leadership. Senate Bill 1 contains PIP choice levels, an automatic rate rollback on PIP premiums, and […]

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No-Fault Reform Deal Struck

May 24, 2019 Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Speaker Lee Chatfield, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey announced they have reached a compromise on reforming Michigan’s auto no-fault law. After days of closed-door negotiations, the leaders rolled out Michigan’s first major changes to no-fault in decades. Votes are expected later today in both chambers to send the […]

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House Passes No-Fault Reform Package

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Early this morning, May 9, 2019, the House of Representatives voted to make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault insurance law. After the Senate passed its own no-fault reform proposal on Tuesday, May 7, the House voted 61 to 49 to advance House Bill 4397 to the Senate. Three Democrats joined all 58 Republicans in supporting […]

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Winter Power Outage Tips

Dealing with a power outage never comes at a convenient time, but when it happens in winter it’s not only inconvenient, it can be downright dangerous. For many, not having electricity can mean no heat in their homes and, sometimes, no water. With the “Polar Vortex” and sub-zero temperatures Michigan and other states have been […]

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