According to the Detroit Free Press, a new consumer focused website and hotline are now live to help prepare for the revamped auto insurance system that begins in July and will offer drivers new choices.

When you say new choices, I certainly hope that means cheaper rates down the road. They say Insurance rates are the highest right here in the state of Michigan.

In anticipation of the new system, more insurance carriers are applying to offer auto policies in Michigan, which increases competition and grows the total number of authorized auto carriers to more than 100.

Starting July 2, Michigan drivers will have an option for the first time ever to buy less no-fault medical coverage with their auto policies or continue with the potentially unlimited, lifetime medical benefits that are currently mandatory.

The new website, michigan.gov/autoinsurance, offers explanations of the coverage options, shopping tips and details on the new system. The new hotline number is 833-275-3437.

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