Roller Skating Association Section 7 Meeting

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The Section 7 Roller Skating Association (RSA) Meeting took place on March 14, 2017 and a great time was had by all.  This year, roller skating owners from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, & Wisconsin met to discuss topics related to their industry.

The meeting started off with a bang as a new RSA section 7 President was voted in, along with additional leadership positions.  Congratulations to Sandy at Orbit Skates for filling the Section 7 President roll.

The meeting began with round table discussions, everything from business solutions to increasing industry demand. Did you know that nearly 13 million people enjoy rollerskating?

One of the highlights from this year was a presenter, Sgt. Pemine of the Indiana State Police.  He presented on the topic of an “Active Shooter.” He covered items related to what you should do if you have an incident occur on your premises.  Training is a great way to be prepared, another item is insurance coverage called Crisis Management.  If you would like more information on this or any insurance matter please gives us a call.

Additional highlights from the RSA Meeting included a conversation with Danny Brown of Rollhaven Skating & Fun Center  he is a treasured resource in the industry. To learn a little more about his “Kid’s Skate for Free” program – visit https://www.rollhaven.com/

A special thank you to Crazy Skate, Co. for hosting the event.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s meeting.

Michigan Auto Insurance – MCCA Charge Increases 6.3% Effective July 1, 2017

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Bad news for Michigan residents, starting on July 1, the assessment Michiganders pay to the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for unlimited injury coverage will rise from $160 to $170.  This is a 6.3% increase over last year.  (See below for historical MCCA assessments)

 

Michigan’s system is unique in that it provides for unlimited, lifetime medical auto insurance benefits for catastrophic claims, and the fee covers benefits that exceed $550,000 per claim, the MCCA said.  The MCCA said it paid out $1.1 billion — more than $154 per insured car— in 2016 for claim costs resulting from catastrophic injuries.  According to a press release from the MCCA, the $10 increase is because the estimated cost to pay existing claims increased. Of the $160, $144.33 covers anticipated new claims, $26.27 addresses an estimated deficit related to existing claims and $0.40 covers administrative expenses.

The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault has waged a lengthy legal battle against the MCCA over access to the methods and calculations the MCCA uses to set its annual fee.  In August, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the MCCA is not subject to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.  The MCCA, whose board is dominated by insurance companies, says it releases adequate information about the rate-setting process.

See a full history of the assessment fees here.

MCCA Historical Data:

 

MCCA Assessment