ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Constantine, Mi. 49042
Phone: 269 435-2058
By the time you read this the Field Meet will be history. I hope we all had a great time.
We have already lost two long time members in ABATE in the last two weeks. One to illness, one to a motorcycle accident. I hope we have no more losses this year. Ride like they are out to kill you because they are.
I will be sending out another insurance mass mailing shortly. Just so everyone knows how this works, let me explain. You have insurance the day you become an ABATE member in the amount of $3500 accidental death or dismemberment no matter what as long as you stay a member. If you wish to get information on purchasing more insurance, fill out the card that you will get in the mail soon and mail it to the address that is listed. If you don’t need or want to purchase any more insurance, throw the envelope in the trash. You will still have your $3500 in ADD coverage. ABATE is not affiliated with, nor does ABATE make anything from American Income Life Insurance Company. We have offered there service for the last 10 years. They have paid out over 100K dollars over the years to ABATE of Michigan members at no cost to the membership. We offer the insurance strictly as a benefit of being an ABATE of Michigan member. Other organizations offer similar programs such as the MRF and the NRA. If this is confusing or you have questions call me. It you decide to inquire about more insurance products and you have any issues with an agent let me know. The vast majority of our members have had a great experience AIL and recommend it.
It seems the federal government is bound and determined to push the E15 agenda. The comment period is over at this point. I wasn’t even aware their was a comment period. Typically the government likes to keep things undercover and have a very short comment period. The problems with E15 are many. It is not approved for use in motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, lawn mowers, or tractors. It technically would violate federal law to use it in an unapproved vehicle. It could void any warranty you may have. If the push to use E15 becomes nationwide, it will become more difficult to find E10 either by labeling, fewer pumps available, and eventual discontinuing. That’s the latest on E15.
We have a new insurance bill introduced in the House. 4809 is the bill number. We seem to have issues with our members encouraging our Representatives to support this bill. I would say if you don’t mind paying $100 a year to the insurance companies for the catastrophic claims fund and you cant use it, or if you want to have a car driver decide what medical coverage is best for you and you can risk losing everything you own by being hit by a car, then don’t contact your Representative. I don’t like paying the insurance companies for a service I cant use so I will contact my Rep.
Awareness donations are Mike Boyle and Mike Meyer. Legislative Supporter is Kim Walker. Life members are Joe Clancey, Steve Hipskind, And Mike Mckay.
If you are interested in getting a metal membership card contact Sally at products. They are $5.00.
If you have a motorcycle related article or information that would affect motorcycling or want to write something up, you can send it to me or Silla and we will put it in the Michigan Rider.
Enjoy the Summer and ride defensively.
New metal membership cards.
Life Memberships cards are gold, and regular membership cards are white.
Contact Sally: 734 972-7134
or Eric: 269 435-2058 to place your order.
ABATE of Michigan
Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976
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