Learn to Master the Appraisal Clause at NORTHEAST 2022

Learn to Master the Appraisal Clause at NORTHEAST 2022

“Mastering the Appraisal Clause" will focus on how the appraisal clause, or right to appraisal, allows policyholders to demand an appraisal of loss when there is a disagreement on the amount of loss.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP-NJ) announced that the NORTHEAST 2022 Automotive Services Show, to be held March 18-20 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (MEC) in Secaucus, N.J., will be offering an educational session on “Mastering the Appraisal Clause.”

“Mastering the Appraisal Clause” will take place on Saturday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. and will feature a panel of professionals who will discuss how the appraisal clause, or right to appraisal, allows policyholders to demand an appraisal of loss when there is a disagreement on the amount of loss. The consumer’s policy dictates the responsibility of their carrier; yet, collision repair facilities are often placed in the position of writing off losses due to low repair costs or sacrificing the quality of repairs.

Moderated by veteran auto body journalist Joel Gausten, this panel will feature Charles Bryant (AASP/NJ), Robert McDorman (Auto Claim Specialists), Barrett Smith (Auto Damage Experts, Inc.) and John Walczuk (ZB Negotiations).

Attendees will learn how the appraisal clause can be utilized as a resource to improve customer satisfaction and retention while also resolving loss disputes in a fair, timely and cost-effective manner.

“With the problems collision shops are currently experiencing while attempting to reach an agreement on the cost of repair with certain insurers, this is certainly one presentation that cannot be missed,” said Bryant. “The combination of the pandemic, along with the changes to today’s modern vehicles, is causing more and more shops to experience a standoff with numerous insurers. Some are taking the position of: ‘That’s all we are going to pay; take it or leave it, or take it and we’ll refer it to our DRP shop.’ Shops may be unaware that they do not have to accept these strong-arm tactics. The appraisal clause is an effective method of dealing with this type of improper activity. I strongly encourage anyone experiencing this standoff to attend this panel as we will discuss how best to deal with this issue effectively.”

Limited seats remain for this panel and other educational classes pertaining to the labor rate, ADAS, tech shortage crisis and more. To register, visit aaspnjnortheast.com/education.

You May Also Like

Collision Advice Workshop Headlines NORTHEAST 2024 Education

Mike Anderson and his team will bring their one-of-a-kind brand of seminars to the NORTHEAST Show March 15-17 in Secaucus, N.J.

This year's NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show marks the debut of the first-ever Collision Advice NORTHEAST workshop series featuring Mike Anderson and his team, who will bring their one-of-a-kind brand of seminars to the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s (AASP/NJ) flagship event March 15-17 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (MEC) in Secaucus, N.J.

HD Repair Forum Announces Dates and Location for Technical Training

The HD Repair Forum will be hosting technical training April 26-27, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency in Frisco, Texas.

WIN Announces Speakers, Programs for 2024 Conference

The conference, which this year is themed “Dream Out Loud,” will celebrate women in the collision repair industry.

Auto Care Connect Announces First Keynote Speaker for 2024 Event

Trend Hunter Chief Content Officer Armida Ascano specializes in trend forecasting and will discuss internet culture and consumer behavior in the digital age.

HD Repair Forum Advisory Board Welcomes New Members in 2024

The board leads the focus and direction of the HD Repair Forum’s annual conference.

Other Posts

AASP/NJ Readies for Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing in September

AASP/NJ continues to honor late shop owner and association member Lou Scoras of Holmdel Auto Body by hosting the annual event.

AASP/NJ’s Industry Night Covers ADAS, Compliance, AI and Negotiations

The event featured representatives from some of the industry’s top service providers who shared insight on ADAS calibrations, compliance, AI, estimating and negotiations.

AASP/NJ to Host Industry Night

Four industry companies will present info on EVs, OSHA, ADAS calibrations and more.

NORTHEAST Named to Trade Show Executive Magazine’s “Fastest 50” List

The show was recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the fastest growing U.S. trade shows held in 2023.