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How Do I Transition from Flat-Rate Pay to Salary-Based with Bonus?

Team-pay structures are becoming more popular because, when properly managed, they can make the team more productive and encourage individual career development.

Determining Labor Rates for Aluminum

The collision repair industry needs to stop the funny times and begin to assess an hour for an hour at a true labor rate.

California Insurers Bemoan State’s New Collision Repair Labor Rates

Two trade associations representing California auto insurers assert that new collision repair regulations are adding to the “skyrocketing repair costs” in the state, and warn that insurers will have no choice but to pass those costs on to consumers.

California insurers warn that new labor rates will hit consumers in their wallets.
Ask the Expert: How Do You Combat Labor-Rate Suppression?

We raised our labor rates at the beginning of the new year, but the insurers are telling our customers we’re over-charging and they will need to pay the difference “out of pocket.” What should we do to combat this?

National AutoBody Research Launches VRS Labor Rate Survey for Oklahoma

The Variable Rate Survey provides collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of labor rate data for the state of Oklahoma.

California Department of Insurance Issues New Auto Collision Repair Labor Rate Survey Regulations

The new regulation sets forth voluntary standards for insurers to accurately and reliably survey auto body repair labor rates to ensure they are paying the reasonable and proper amount.

State Farm Adjusts Rates for Auto Glass Pricing

Dave Phillips, a company spokesperson, stated that State Farm is adjusting its market rates for auto glass pricing in relation to National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS) and labor rates.

National AutoBody Research to Present Variable Rate Survey at AASP-PA Meeting

In preparation for the upcoming launch of the Variable Rate System (VRS) labor rate survey in Pennsylvania, sponsored by AASP-PA, NABR will present its labor rate survey and VRS technology.

AASP/MA Pressures Automobile Insurance Bureau to Withdraw Standard Auto Policy

The most alarming change to the model policy is the addition of language which states “the cost to physically repair the auto is the competitive price, which we secure from a licensed repair facility under our direct payment plan.”

ASA Weighs in on Mississippi Labor Rate Bill

“This bill is an obvious attempt by the insurance industry to suppress labor rates and reduce their average severity,” said Dan Risley, ASA president/executive director.

Bill Would Prevent Mississippi Body Shops from Charging Labor Rates Above National Average

Senate Bill 2187 would add the following language to Mississippi Code 83-11-501: In no event shall a motor vehicle repair shop charge labor rates above the average national rate charged for like-kind work, without the express approval of the commissioner of insurance.

NABR Launches VRS Labor Rate Survey in Arkansas

The Arkansas VRS Labor Rate Survey provides the state’s collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of statewide labor rate data.