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Plymouth Rock Assurance Launches Safe-Driving Rewards Program

Using the Road Rewards app, powered by Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Plymouth Rock auto insurance customers can earn points for their safe driving.

Did State Farm Buy a Judge? Racketeering Lawsuit Heading to Trial After Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Case

A federal judge has denied State Farm’s motion to toss a class-action lawsuit claiming that the insurance carrier secretly bankrolled the 2004 election campaign of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in hopes that he would overturn the $1.05 billion Avery vs. State Farm judgment.

How Can Collision Repair Shops Keep up with Advanced Vehicle Technology?

With all the new technology coming out in vehicles, how is a repairer to keep up with all the necessary training and acquire the necessary equipment and other related expenses at the current labor rate?

Hawaii Bill Would Forbid Insurance Carriers from Charging More for OEM Parts

Hawaii state Rep. Roy Takumi has introduced a bill that would prohibit insurance carriers from charging additional fees when OEMs recommend the use of original parts to repair collision-damaged vehicles.

Auto Insurance Premiums at All-Time High: Report

Premiums are up 20 percent since 2011, according to the annual “State of Auto Insurance Report” from the Zebra, which describes itself as “the nation’s leading insurance search engine.”

Michigan Lawmakers Unveil Bill Package to Repeal State’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System

State Rep. Beau LaFave and other members of the Michigan House have unveiled an eight-bill package that would repeal the state’s unpopular no-fault auto insurance system.

Indiana Senate Unanimously Passes Anti-Steering Bill, Minus Several Insurer Restrictions

The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit insurer steering and would place other restrictions on insurance carriers and body shops.

China’s Largest Insurance Company Provides Its First CAPA-Certified Parts in China

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced that the largest property and casualty insurer in China recently made more than 150 CAPA-certified part numbers available.

Collision Industry Conference: Photo-Based Estimating Is a ‘Deficiency’

When Allstate last year downsized more than 500 claims adjusters, the insurer said shifting to its QuickFoto Claim tool would make the estimating process more efficient. But at least one repairer doesn’t see it that way.

Consumer Group Urges Withdrawal of State Farm-Backed Bill that Would Repeal Labor-Rate Survey Guidelines in California

Consumer Watchdog urged California State Assembly member Autumn Burke to withdraw State Farm-backed legislation that would repeal recently enacted Department of Insurance voluntary labor-rate survey guidelines and would eliminate a consumer’s right to select an auto body shop of their choice.

California insurers warn that new labor rates will hit consumers in their wallets.
More Auto Body Shops Getting Paid to Research OEM Repair Procedures, ‘Who Pays for What?’ Survey Finds

In the fall 2017 survey, 11 percent of shops said the eight largest auto insurers are paying them an administrative fee “always” or “most of the time” for researching OEM procedures.

Indiana Lawmaker Introduces Anti-Steering Legislation for Insurance Carriers, Auto Body Shops

Under the proposed bill, insurers would be forbidden from engaging in a “boycott, intimidation or coercive acts” when negotiating with shops on repairs.