Geico Sends Notice On New Market Pricing

Geico recently sent out a notice regarding its new policy on glass market pricing for recalibrations, in the U.S. excluding Florida. The auto insurance’s new pricing policy will become effective for glass shops May 14, 2020. Geico says the rate standards don’t affect current guidelines for collision repair shops.

“These rate standards do not impact the current collision pricing guidelines. Accurate invoices which do not exceed the updated pricing structure will be paid promptly after submission,” a portion of the notice reads.

Glass windshield recalibration services will be priced as follows, according to the notice:

Static recalibrations:           

  • Set up or administration fee = $125
  • Pre-scan = $40
  • Post scan = $40
  • Labor = $40 per hour up to three hours ($120)

According to Geico, the maximum reimbursable amount for static recalibrations will be $325.

Dynamic recalibrations:

  • Set up or administration fee = $75
  • Pre-scan = $40
  • Post scan = $40
  • Labor = $40 per hour up to three hours ($120)

The maximum reimbursable amount for dynamic recalibrations will be $275.

Dual recalibrations:

  • Set up or administration fee = $200 ($125 for static and $75 for dynamic)
  • Pre- Scan = $4
  • Post scan = $40
  • Labor = $40 per hour up to four hours ($160)

The maximum reimbursable amount for dual recalibrations will be $440, according to Geico. The insurance company also noted that it expects recalibration services will be performed per individual manufacturer guidelines.

“The shop must provide pre and post-scans and function results for all recalibration services performed and invoiced. All recalibration services that are invoiced to Geico must be performed by a certified trained technician,” a portion of the notice reads.

Auto glass shops that submit claims through Geico must keep all of its recalibration records for three years, as Geico can conduct random inspections of premises and recalibration equipment, as stated in the new pricing notice.

According to Geico, auto glass companies pre-scan results must include: the vehicle identification number; the customer’s name; the vehicle’s year, make, and model; the technician’s first and last name; the scan tool manufacturer; the scan tools serial number; the scan tool software version; and the date with the start and stop time stamp of the pre-scan.

The insurance company advises the following for recalibrations: identify ADAS feature(s) for recalibration; the function result should display a system-generated confirmation that the recalibration was successfully completed; and the date with the start and stop time stamp of the recalibration.

Each post-scan must include the customer’s signature and the date with the start and stop time stamp of the post scan, according to Geico.

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3 Responses to Geico Sends Notice On New Market Pricing

  1. Joe says:

    Why haven’t they addressed sublet invoices? Do they expect a dealership to provide all this information and abide by this pricing? Sounds like Geico smoked a fatty before they published this! Thanks for continuing to knock down and depreciate our industry! Just because you didn’t prepare for this technology and adjust premiums accordingly doesn’t mean dealers need to take the hit for your lack of planning!

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