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Repairer Driven News We gotta do rate surveys in Aus

Insurers fear that the California Department of Insurance’s production of a suggested but not required method for conducting auto body labor rate surveys would wind up being the only format accepted by the department, a legislative analyst wrote in April. “The current DOI regulation governing labor rate surveys is not couched as a mandate,” California Assembly Insurance Committee analyst Mark Rakich wrote to the panel in April. [ 1,258 more word ]
http://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2018/05/17/california-insurance-dept-describes-variations-in-labor-rate-surveys-allowed/

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Repairer Driven News

Founders of the brand-new Kansas Auto Body Association structured the group to avoid the mistakes that plagued or even ended other trade associations, according to President and co-founder Jeff Oldenettel. Assuming the new KABA succeeds — and the two-week-old trade group already shows signs of being a hit — the thought process Oldenettel described May 7 might provide a playbook for repairers seeking to establish an association in their own states. [ 421 more words ]
http://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2018/05/17/new-kansas-organization-determined-to-avoid-other-trade-group-snags-focuses-on-customer-education/

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Collision Safety Consultants NSW

We were asked to carry out a post repair inspection today on what was a small job, total cost of repair was under $2,300. The insured was concerned about diminished value as they could see the vehicle was just not right. Colour is noticeably different to screen pillar and the door gap is narrow and not flush to the door. The owner was not aware of the change in policy so they took the car to the Partner Repairer Rigoli Smash at Campsie. If you have had you car repaired and want a free inspection give me a call.

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Billy

Posted by John Jones

Proggressive insurance dropped all the preferred shops off the program this week near me. Why am I so excited to see these shops scrambling as they built their entire shop based on volume from progressive ? Moron of the year award goes to them. The moron shop owners who slurped off insurance companies to get by.

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Collision Safety Consultants NSW

A NRMA insured not at fault took the advice of Teleclaims and allowed her vehicle to be repaired by the Partner Repairer (RPM Narellan) who does Fixed Cost repairs. Yet another example of how the Fixed Cost repair model does not indemnify the customer. The authorised rectification includes new Rear Bumper, Beaver Panel & Liftgate. When will the assessor be held accountable for allowing the wrong method and incomplete repair? Cycle time for repairs was 15 days. If you have a choice of repairer policy we recommend you exercise this choice carefully.Rectification images from the independent non-contracted repairer to follow.