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Attempts to reform flood insurance in America are having serious repercussions. Homebuyers, sellers and others across the country are being  slammed with soaring increases in the cost of flood insurance.

In April, one of Lansing’s largest employers announced plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to the region.  Jackson National Life Insurance Company will spend more than $100-million to double the size of its headquarters in Alaeidon Township.  Construction could begin later this year, pending a number of regulatory steps.

Branding Lansing for insurance companies

May 6, 2013
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Last week, company officials from Jackson National Life Insurance, alongside Gov. Rick Snyder and mayor Virg Bernero, announced a proposed $100-million expansion of its headquarters near Lansing. The project has rekindled an interesting discussion on marketing Lansing as a hub of the insurance industry.  Four insurers-Auto Owners, Jackson National, the Accident Fund and Farm Bureau Insurance-already employ at least 5,500 people in Lansing, according to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.  The expansion plan, if it proceeds, would add about another 1,000.  

Judge Says Car Insurance Fund Records Are Public

Jan 2, 2013
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An insurance fund that charges Michigan drivers a fee to cover catastrophic injuries has been told to open its books to the public. 

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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed a bill into law Wednesday that will require insurance companies to cover childhood autism treatments.

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