Team-pay structures are becoming more popular because, when properly managed, they can make the team more productive and encourage individual career development.
The collision repair industry needs to stop the funny times and begin to assess an hour for an hour at a true labor rate.
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.
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?
The Variable Rate Survey provides collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of labor rate data for the state of Oklahoma.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.
The Arkansas VRS Labor Rate Survey provides the state’s collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of statewide labor rate data.