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Andy Zimmer Shares His Story

January 20, 2016
One of the things that always made me laugh to myself when I was out running errands, meeting up in public with friends, or just cruising around in the community doing everyday activities was when strangers would approach me to tell me “how inspiring” I was or how great it was to “see me out”. I wondered what was “inspiring” about my shopping list or if there was some other place that I should be. When I was newly-injured, over ten years ago, I used to get frustrated when strangers made comments which I felt marginalized me, or made assumptions about my capabilities as an individual, that appeared to be based solely off of someone else’s perceptions of what it meant to live with a disability. As I grew into my “new life”, added to my palate of experiences, and expanded my network of resources and peers; my feelings related to those random, public interactions began to change...

Revisited: 1976 Letter to Governor Milliken from Dept. of Commerce

October 29, 2014
In 1976, just 3 years after Michigan's groundbreaking Auto No-Fault law was enacted, insurance commissioner Thomas C. Jones released at 30 page report detailing the impact of the legislation on both health care costs and insurance premiums.

Michigan No Fault is the ‘BEST’ auto insurance system in the country

September 08, 2014

When it comes to praising Michigan’s No Fault auto insurance system, few have done so as enthusiastically and consistently as the Insurance Institute of Michigan and its Executive Director Pete Kuhnmuench.

For brain injuries, a treatment gap

September 08, 2014

The first two doctors who examined Scott Hamilton 's fractured skull told his wife that he wouldn't make it through the night. A third believed he could save Hamilton's life.

Michigan man, who beat the odds after car crash, fights against no-fault insurance reform

September 08, 2014

ST. CHARLES, MI — Sam Howell could barely speak seven years ago. He pointed at letters on a board to communicate.

He struggled to stand by himself in his driveway.

Last week, Sam, 26, opened the door for me at his home. He spent the next hour interrupting his parents, talking so much that he began to test their patience.

Brain-Injured in Nursing Homes Without Care Giffords Had

September 08, 2014

Larry Boswell sat slumped in a wheelchair. His sweatpants were soiled, his T-shirt soaked in saliva. Flies buzzed around his head.

Harvard study states Massachusetts reform hasn’t stopped medical bankruptcies

May 05, 2013

Skimpy health insurance policies are likely culprit in continuing problem; findings indicate national reform law won’t stop bankruptcies.

Letter from Insurance Commissioner Thomas C. Jones

May 05, 2013

Attached is a letter from then Insurance Commissioner Thomas C. Jones to Governor Milliken in 1976, three years after the adoption of the Michigan no fault insurance model.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, John Gwynne Prosser II, Represenative Klint Kesto 2013

December 10, 2013

From a recent event, the Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder along side John Gwynne Prosser II, and Represenative Klint Kesto.

Michigan’s No Fault system is incredibly valuable

May 22, 2013

As the auto insurance industry gangs up to restrict our No Fault law in Michigan, words of praise From IIM and its executive director provide perspective. Michigan no fault is valuable; just ask Peter Kuhnmuench of the Insurance Institute Of Michigan.

TBI Florida Injury Facts

August 07, 2013

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe.

Why Your State Should Adopt The Michigan Auto No-Fault Model

May 07, 2013
Why Your State Should Adopt The Michigan Auto No-Fault Model

Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, FL – Aug 18-21

August 21, 2013
The NTA has an exhibit at the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, FL August 18-21, 2013. The exhibit is supported by Toyota and award winning author Mitch Albom.

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