The National Alliance of PDR Technicians (NAPDRT) announced it has come out in opposition to new policies by Farmers Insurance.
“NAPDRT strongly objects to the new policies issued by Farmers Insurance regarding hail claims,” said NAPDRT President Tommy Clayton. “This new approach to hail claims will most definitely have a negative impact on both Farmers Insurance policyholders and the PDR industry alike. To encourage ‘shortcuts’ by the hail repairer to save a few dollars using a repair technique that is already saving the insurer 40 percent or more on hail repairs is moving both industries in the wrong directions.
“Farmers policyholders deserve the same high quality and attention to detail on hail repairs as the rest of the insurance industry. For Farmers Insurance to implement these kinds of changes without expecting a reduction in repair quality for their insured shows a shockingly naive understanding of the hail catastrophe repair industry. Encouraging cutting corners to save a few bucks is never a good policy for the insured.”
PDR Nation Chairman Gene Fetty added, “PDR Nation and its members stand with NAPDRT against any attempt to set standards in the PDR industry without input from NAPDRT or PDR Nation. We believe any standards which are set should have direct input from these organizations, which were formed and maintained by PDR active technicians.”