Insured drivers, your $400 reimbursement checks may already be on their way.
Michigan auto insurance companies have recently started sending reimbursement checks or automatic deposits.
Refunds must be issued by May 9.
The refunds are part of a surplus from the Catastrophic Care Fund, which reimburses medical and other cars for those seriously injured in crashes. The fund, which is funded by an annual fee per car, became optional under a car reform bill in 2019.
“Our bipartisan auto insurance reforms have dramatically reduced the cost of auto insurance for families. And starting this week, with this reform, Michigan residents are receiving reimbursement checks for $400 per vehicle for every insured driver, putting money in people’s pockets,” Whitmer said in a statement. “We will continue to work to save Michiganders money so they can pay their bills and put food on the table.”
To be eligible, you must have an insured vehicle as of October 31, 2021.
The state said motorists who do not receive reimbursement by May 9 should contact their auto insurer.
But beware of scammers, state officials said.
“If you are eligible for a refund, your car insurer will send it to you automatically and you will not have to do anything. Incorrect information could cause delays, so drivers may want to confirm that their insurer has their current address and banking information,” said Anita Fox, director of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS). . “Now that the refund process has begun, it is especially important for consumers to be alert to potential scams. No one should call you for your personal information to obtain your refund, and if you receive such a call, hang up and call your insurance agent or company directly to verify the legitimacy of the call.
For more information on refunds, visit Michigan.gov/MCCArefund or call DIFS at 833-275-3437 or email the agency at [email protected].
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