Michigan Governor: Last of $400 Auto Refunds Issued

May 11, 2022

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced this week that auto insurers should have issued the last of $400 per eligible vehicle insurance refunds by May 9 and that any residents who have not received their refund should contact their insurance company or the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DFIS).

In March Whitmer ordered the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to transfer $3 billion of surplus funds to insured drivers. Whitmer attributed the surplus and refunds in part to a 2019 law that curbed or cut what health providers and home aides can charge auto insurers.

“Thanks to the bipartisan auto insurance reform I signed in 2019, we have delivered $400 auto refund checks per vehicle totaling $3 billion to Michigan drivers,” said Whitmer. “Our efforts put money back in the pockets of Michigan drivers this year and have also delivered more than $1 billion in statewide premium savings since the law took effect. Let’s continue finding ways to lower costs for families.”

Auto insurers were given 60 days — until May 9 — to issue refund checks.

Residents who had a car, motorcycle, or RV that was insured to drive legally on Michigan roads as of 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2021, are eligible for a refund, the DFIS said. The refunds are $400 per vehicle and $80 per historic vehicle.

“If you are eligible for a refund but have not yet received it, you should contact the auto insurer that covered your vehicle on October 31, 2021 to ensure that your refund has been issued,” said DFIS Director Anita Fox.”If you cannot reach a resolution with the insurance company, or if you were offered a refund in a form other than a paper check or direct deposit, call DIFS at 833-ASK-DIFS Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance, or visit Michigan.gov/MCCArefund for more information.”

Topics Auto Michigan

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