Over $3B auto insurance refunds issued

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stands behind a podium before a pre-taping of her State of the State address at Detroit Diesel in Redford on Wednesday. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox reported the distribution of more than $3 billion in $400 per-vehicle auto insurance refunds to eligible Michiganders.   

“This year, we put more than $3 billion back in people’s pockets with $400 auto refund checks per vehicle. We got this done thanks to bipartisan auto insurance legislation I signed in 2019, which has already saved Michigan drivers over $1 billion on their premiums since taking effect,” Whitmer said. “As we move past the end of the refund process, we will continue to use every tool in our toolbox to help put money back into the pockets of Michiganders.”  

Cost controls, consumer protections, and other savings put into place by the state’s bipartisan auto insurance reform law led to a $5 billion surplus in the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) catastrophic fund.  

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