The Massachusetts Auto Damage Appraisers Licensing Board (ADALB) recently voted to adopt regulations establishing expedited supplements in the collision repair process and to increase the amount of money a shop can note for a supplement before an appraiser is assigned. The regulation increased the supplement amount from $500 to $1,500 and is the first change in the amount in 25 years.
The unanimous vote followed a meeting at the Division of Insurance in Boston, which featured testimony by representatives of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts/Rhode Island (AASP MA/RI) and the Central Massachusetts Auto Rebuilders Association (CMARA).
“When used, this is a faster, more productive process for (the repair industry) and a quicker, money-saving process for the insurers,” said AASP MA/RI President Rick Starbard. “It’s really a no-brainer. On behalf of CMARA and AASP MA/RI, I’d like to express my gratitude at the decision to adopt these regulations. Additionally, we sincerely appreciate being recognized by all parties that our two associations are leading the industry in working toward positive change for shops statewide.”