Iowa Senator Calls for Review of Insurer Direct
February 7, 2011
Iowa Sen. Brad Zaun has introduced a senate
file calling for the establishment of a committee that would
study auto insurance direct repair programs in the state.
If passed, the study would include a review and analysis of "such
direct repair programs by the automobile insurance industry in Iowa
and the effect of the use of such programs on automotive body repair
shops, insurance costs and Iowa consumers."
Zaun has proposed that the committee should include legislative
members, consumers, body shop representatives and insurers.
The committee would meet twice during 2011 and submit its findings
by January 1, 2012.
The Senate File currently is under the review of the state's Senate
Lobbyists for several groups-including some representing the insurance
industry and some representing the automotive repair industry-have
filed undecided declarations toward the bill. These include the
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Independent
Insurance Agents of Iowa, State Farm, AIG, the Automobile Dealers
Association, and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
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