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Committee will scrutinize the effect and use of DRPs on body shops, insurance costs and Iowa consumers.
Iowa State Sen. Brad Zaun (R-20) recently introduced Iowa Senate Bill 42 requesting an interim study committee on automobile insurance direct repair programs (DRPs).
Under the legislation, the interim study committee is to study DRPs used by some automobile insurance companies to provide repairs for claimants. The study will include:
- A review and analysis of the use of such DRPs by the automobile insurance industry in Iowa
- The effect of the use of such programs on body shops, insurance costs and Iowa consumers.
Membership of the interim study committee will include:
- Three consumers
- Four members who represent auto body repair shops in the state
- Four members from the automobile insurance industry.
To view a summary of the bill, click here.