Travelers and the North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) have entered into a voluntary settlement agreement following an accusation of steering by Pack Brothers Collision Center.
The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit insurer steering and would place other restrictions on insurance carriers and 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.
BodyShop Business has debuted a new video presented by Kia that features BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl discussing hot trends and topics in the collision repair industry.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed legislation that aimed to clarify Maine’s anti-steering law.
Section addressing third-party claims added, and language changed relating to insurers telling claimants a chosen shop has a poor record of service or quality.
Lloyd Van Raden, owner of Lloyd’s Auto Body, says DRPs encourage collision repair facility owners to take shortcuts or use inferior parts.
A Florida news station takes on a recurring issue once again: Insurance companies accused of steering car crash victims to their preferred shops.
Bill author Representative Edward Brooks to collision repairers: “Be patient, talk to your legislators and understand that a successful bill will involve input from all stakeholders. Legislation takes time, but it will be worth it once the bill is passed.”
Jim Hood implored U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate auto insurers and steering in March 2015, and one month later filed a suit against State Farm.
Association watches as its provisions to close a steering loophole and prohibit insurer mandates for specific parts procurement software programs and electronic estimating systems get stripped out at last minute.
Monica Lindeen, via a PSA-type announcement, reminds consumers that they have the right to choose the facility of their choice to repair their vehicle.