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Allstate, Auto-Owners, Revise Pricing Factors

Allstate Insurance Co. has notified shops that effective February 8, glass part pricing will be audited at new levels based on the National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS) published list prices. While the new factors were not announced, these are available on the LYNX Services MEXTRYX™ website. LYNX manages glass claims for the Northbrook, Ill.-based insurer. The announcement was made to Glass Claim Express participants via e-mail on Friday.

"Increased competitiveness in both the auto glass and insurance industries make it necessary to change the pricing Allstate offers for automotive glass services," reads the e-mail, according to industry sources.

Company officials note in the memo that there are no changes to the existing program price offering for labor, installation materials (kits) or windshield repairs. The changes affect NAGS part prices only.

Last week, LYNX Services notified shops in 25 states that Auto-Owners Insurance in Lansing, Mich., also has changed its glass-part pricing for all auto glass claims. Its changes, announced January 31, became effective February 1.

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CLICK HERE for the full text of the fax regarding Auto-Owners Insurance.

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