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State officials say about one-third of the auto insurance rebate checks have been sent out to those eligible.

The auto refund checks are from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) catastrophic fund surplus.

According to data gathered by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), more than $906 million of the total $3 billion in surplus funds has been returned to Michigan drivers.

Auto insurers have until May 9th to deliver the remaining $2.1 billion via checks or deposit to eligible drivers.

To be eligible for a refund, Michiganders must have had a car, motorcycle, or RV that was insured to drive legally on Michigan roads as of 11:59pm October 3st, 2021.

The refunds are $400 per vehicle or $80 per historic vehicle.

Eligible drivers who do not receive their refunds by the deadline should contact their auto insurer or agent.