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Pay-Per-Mile Insurance Carrier Metromile Introduces Direct Repair Program, Automated Claims Processing

Pay-per-mile insurance carrier Metromile has launched a direct repair program and an automated system – powered by artificial intelligence – that enables customers to schedule collision repair and car rental and file claims through the insurer’s mobile app.

Autotech Collision Service TV Commercial Educates Consumers About DRPs

New Jersey shop owner Dean Massimini makes the most of his 30-second TV ad, touching on DRPs, certification and consumer choice in collision repair.

Professionals Auto Body Owner Files Second Lawsuit Against Insurers

Ron Perretta, owner of Professionals Auto Body, has filed another lawsuit against many of the nation’s major insurance companies, contending that the insurers don’t pay enough to cover the costs of making proper repairs.

Wisconsin Body Shops Might Seek up to $1 Million in Damages from State Farm in DRP Labor-Rate Lawsuit

Pulera Collision, Armando’s Collision Center and Jay-Bee Collision Repair Center filed the lawsuit in June 2016, alleging that State Farm drove them from its Select Service network when the insurer lowered their hourly labor rate from $56 to $50 in 2015.

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Federal Court Sides with Body Shops in Appeal of State Farm Price-Fixing Decision

Eight collision repairers that are suing State Farm for allegedly fixing prices and steering consumers to DRP shops have won their appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, giving new life to their case.

What is the Proper Procedure for Submitting a Supplement?

When submitting a supplement to an insurance company, do we have to submit a copy of the original invoice for the parts and materials we buy from our vendors?

Collision Repairers Have Mixed Opinions of Insurers, DRPs

The BodyShop Business 2017 Industry Profile examines insurer-repairer relations, among other topics.

Minnesota Body Shop Owner Complains to Local Paper About Steering

Lloyd Van Raden, owner of Lloyd’s Auto Body, says DRPs encourage collision repair facility owners to take shortcuts or use inferior parts.

Insurance Companies Claim Collision Repairs Take Longer at Non-DRP Shops

Article published in insurance news source claims that the time from filing a claim to repair is typically shortened by about five to seven days if a consumer takes their vehicle to a DRP shop versus a non-DRP shop.

ASA Collision Leaders Discuss Most Favored Nation Clauses on Capitol Hill

Under a Most Favored Nation clause, an insurer is guaranteed that it will receive prices that are at least as favorable as those provided to other carriers doing business with a collision repair facility.

Auto Care Association Releases 2016 Digital Collision Repair Trends Report

The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry and includes analyses of factors influencing the collision industry, automotive collision insurance coverage and DRPs.

From the VP: How to Gain a Slice of the DRP Pie

Whether your shop is big or small, DRP or non-DRP, your relationships with insurers are going to have the biggest impact on your bottom line above everything else.