The Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM) held its annual “Insurance & the Law” Seminar for Insurance Claims Professionals on September 30, 2019, with eight Zausmer attorneys speaking on a variety of insurance topics.
In the morning, Shareholder Jim Wright presented on the current state of the law on material misrepresentations made in connection with policy applications as the importance of pre-suit investigations.
Associates Brian King and Adam Post separately discussed Criminal Trends in Property Protection Insurance Claims.
After break-out sessions in the afternoon, Shareholder Jeremy Mullett and Associate Elizabeta Rumery offered a presentation entitled “The Intersection of No-Fault Claims and Welfare Benefits,” which discussed how the information in welfare documents contains invaluable information that can be useful when investigating a claim pre-suit.
Finally, Tim Holland, Kristina Macionski and Joshua Christopher presented on various sections of the new No-Fault Act, including changes to priority rules and policy language, IME Rules, and the one-year-back rule.
The Insurance Alliance of Michigan is a non-profit public information and governmental affairs association that has a history of being a strong supporter of fixing Michigan’s auto no-fault system by cracking down on fraud and overcharging by medical providers, and giving consumers a choice in their level of medical coverage. It is a unified voice for the insurance industry, representing the majority of auto, home, and business insurance companies operating in Michigan.