Michigan's New Auto Insurance Law: Understanding the Impact on Employers, Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Recorded On: 04/21/2020

In a constantly changing world, it can be easy to lose sight of all the legal changes taking place.  However, new changes to Michigan's auto insurance law are slated to go into effect on July 2, 2020, and employers will be on the front-end of questions from employees about whether their employer-sponsored health insurance allows them to purchase something other than unlimited Personal Injury Protection (medical) coverage. 

This webinar will help you understand the impact of Michigan's new auto insurance law and think through some of the big questions surrounding the law, many of which will have financial consequences on the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance.  For example, can employers require employees to maintain a certain level of medical coverage under their auto insurance policy? Can employers require employees to tell them what auto insurance coverage they have privately selected? These and other questions will be critical to making an informed decision about what (if any) changes employers should make to their health plans, whether they are fully-insured or self-insured.  In addition to the questions above, we will discuss:

  • What choices fully-insured and self-insured have; 
  • When decisions should be made; 
  • What other employers are doing; 
  • How to safely and successfully communicate choices to employees; and 
  • What third party providers need to know and what information they'll be seeking.  

This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar. 

Wendy Block

Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Wendy Block joined the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in May of 2004. As Vice President of Business Advocacy, Wendy is responsible for developing and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals and agendas that represent Chamber members’ interests on a wide range of issues, including health care, legal reform, workforce development and employment law. Wendy also manages the Chamber’s Health and Human Resources Committee, a member-based committee that helps shape the chamber’s position on key issues and public policy proposals.


Charles M. Russman

Senior Counsel, Clark Hill

Charles M. Russman is Senior Counsel with Clark Hill PLC where he assists clients with data privacy and cybersecurity matters, through risk assessments, internal policies and procedures, privacy policies, agreements with service providers and data breach prevention and response. He helps with state, federal and international regulatory compliance, whether it is COPPA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (EU GDPR). Charles also helps clients maintain appropriate record retention and document destruction policies, an important and often overlooked aspect of the data privacy. He has been certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States and Europe (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) as well as a Certified Information Program Manager (CIPM). With an ANSI/ISO accreditation, they are considered the gold standard for privacy certification.

One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


Michigan's New Auto Insurance Law: Understanding the Impact on Employers, Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Live event: 04/21/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT) You must register to access.