Anti-Steering Bill Introduced in Wisconsin
June 13, 2013
by Jenna Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
"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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