Begins Education Program for Insurance Industry;
Meetings With Insurers Begin This Week
The Auto Glass Replacement
Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council begins a series of individual meetings
with key members of the insurance industry the week of January 11. The
meetings are designed to help educate insurers about the AGRSS Standard
and the benefits to consumers of using AGRSS-registered companies for
auto glass replacement work.
Members of the insurance subcommittee of the AGRSS marketing committee
will meet representatives from three insurance companies--State Farm,
Allstate and American Family Insurance--to explain the AGRSS Standard
and AGRSS registration process.
"We hope that all insurance companies will begin to encourage compliance
with the AGRSS standard and to promote the benefits of using AGRSS-registered
companies to do such work," said insurance subcommittee chair Steve
Pierick of Binswanger Glass. "It is important that insurance companies
understand the safety implications of the AGRSS Standard."
Pierick says additional meetings are in the works with a number of top
insurers and that direct mail efforts are planned for all insurance companies
involved in claims.
"Our goal is
to make sure everyone knows how important AGRSS registration is,"
"Both reputable insurance and auto glass companies have a keen interest
in vehicle safety," said Cindy Minon-Ketcherside of JC's Glass in
Phoenix, Ariz. Minon-Ketcherside chairs the AGRSS Council. "Both
of our industries are, in many ways, in the safety business. We need to
make sure that customers are choosing companies that know about the AGRSS
standard and comply with it."