Thanks for Your Service: Court of Appeals Rules VA Benefits Cannot Be Coordinated with PIP
No-Fault Newsline 12/28/2017
In Batts v Titan Insurance Company, ___ Mich App ___ (2017)(Docket No. 335656) the Michigan Court of Appeals clarified that the VA is not an "insurer" under the No-Fault Act. As the United States can recover the cost of providing medical care to a veteran through the VA system for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, services from the VA cannot be deemed a “benefit source” relieving the insurer of its obligation to pay PIP benefits.
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