Joel Ashton Featured Speaker at NAIFA Auto No-Fault Reform Zoom Conference

Joel Ashton Featured Speaker at NAIFA Auto No-Fault Reform Zoom Conference

Joel Ashton, a partner in our Livonia office, was a featured speaker at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ (NAIFA) Auto No-Fault Reform Conference that was held by Zoom due to the Stay at Home and Work Remotely Executive Orders.  His presentation focused on an update to the amendments to the Michigan No-Fault Act.

The next phase of the Michigan No-Fault amendments take effect for policies issued or renewed after July 1, 2020.  These significant changes include no longer requiring lifetime medical expense benefits for PIP, a new tiered PIP system, an increased minimum required coverage of $250,000/$500,000 for bodily injury coverage (with an option to reduce it to $50,000/$100,000, including “excess PIP” expenses in bodily injury damages, and various underwriting restrictions among others.

Joel Ashton focuses his practice on insurance defense, including Michigan No-Fault claims (PIP, automobile negligence, uninsured/ underinsured motorist), as well as premises liability and general negligence. His practice also includes the defense of contract and liability claims, contract interpretation issues, subrogation claims involving automobile, fire and casualty, commercial and related coverage. Mr. Ashton maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or jashton@cmda-law.com.

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