Ohio Legislator Introduces Consumer Choice
May 27, 2010
Ohio Rep. Raymond Prior (D – Ohio) has introduced a bill in the
state’s house that would prohibit auto insurers from requiring,
recommending, or suggesting that a claimant on a policy have the
claimant's vehicle repaired at a particular repair shop or by a
particular person unless the claimant requests a recommendation
If passed, the bill, introduced this week, would add the following
provisions to the state’s insurance code:
- No insurer shall require a claimant on an auto insurance policy
to have his/her vehicle repaired at a particular repair shop or
by a particular person; and
- No insurer shall recommend or suggest that repairs of the claimant's
vehicle be completed at a particular repair shop or by a particular
person unless he/she requests such a recommendation or suggestion.
The bill also would define violations of the statute as “unfair
or deceptive practices.”
H.B. 527 has been referred to the House Insurance Committee.
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