Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth today released the following statement after car insurance companies refunded $3 billion to Michigan drivers from the operating surplus of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA):
“People are really struggling with high inflation at the grocery store and the gas pump, and we could all use a break. Fortunately, this massive refund from our car insurance reform law is hitting at the just the right time to help all our families make ends meet and stay on top of our monthly bills. When you add this refund to the lower rates, lower MCCA annual fees and new low-cost choices, car insurance reform just keeps paying off in a big way for Michigan drivers.”
Speaker Wentworth chaired the nine-member select committee on reducing car insurance rates that wrote and negotiated the 2019 car insurance reform, which included strong cost controls and new coverage options. That bipartisan group of legislators also ordered regular automatic refunds from the MCCA to Michigan drivers, which helped lead to the $400 per vehicle checks sent out over the past two months and could lead to further refunds after the regularly scheduled audit in July.
The deadline for insurance companies to deliver the refunds is today, May 9. Drivers who have not yet received their $400 refund for each insured vehicle should contact their insurance company to verify their address and banking information.
The Michigan Legislature yesterday finished up work on the new state budget that will go into effect this fall. The state House passed the bills with large bipartisan majorities. After wrapping up negotiations with the governor and the state Senate, Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) today highlighted some of the ways in which Northern Michigan will benefit from the agreement.
Speaker Wentworth talks to Capitol reporters on the House floor Tuesday after the passage of House Joint Resolution R, which would change the state’s term limits law to allow lawmakers more time in each chamber while reducing the overall time they could serve at the Capitol. Speaker Wentworth says the plan, which Michigan residents would […]
LANSING, Mich. — Legislative Republicans on Thursday approved $2.5 billion in relief for Michigan residents, providing help for individuals, families, seniors and military veterans struggling to afford the economy under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth today released the following statement after the Michigan Independent Pharmacy Association named state Rep. Julie Calley their legislator of the year after the passage of Pharmacy Benefit Manager reform: