Anti-Steering Bill Introduced in Wisconsin
June 13, 2013

by Jenna Reed, jreed@glass.com

Wisconsin representative Ed Brooks has introduced state legislation designed to extend a ban on steering by insurance companies and third-party administrators (TPAs) to specific repair shops, including auto glass repair and replacement businesses.

The bill has been referred to the state's committee on insurance.

"Current law prohibits an insurer that issues a motor vehicle insurance policy that covers the repair or replacement of motor vehicle glass from conditioning the coverage on whether the insured or third party making a claim under the policy obtains services or pats from a particular vendor specified by the insurer," according to a copy of the legislation on the Wisconsin government site.

"This bill provides that a consumer has the right to select the motor vehicle repair facility of his or her choice and prohibits an insurer that issues a motor vehicle insurance policy that covers repairs to a motor vehicle from: 1) requiring that repairs must be made by a particular contractor or repair facility as a condition of that covers; or 2) failing to initiate or conclude with due dispatch an investigation of a claim for repairs on the basis of whether the repair will be made by a particular contractor or repair facility," the legislation continues.

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