IGA Announces Dates for Seminars, Topics Cover: Changes in State Farm Policies, New York Bill to Stop Steering

The Independent Glass Association (IGA) has announced a series of seminars to help independent glass shops process and understand the impact of the news that State Farm will no longer waive deductibles for windshield repair. A discussion of the proposed state legislation around the country to stop steering will also be discussed.

The seminars, which are being held in conjunction with local/state chapters of the IGA, will cover topics including the IGA lawsuit and how it affects the industry, billing practice strategies such as direct billing and demanding full payments, the role of small claims court and the IGA/NEON receivable collection program, all of which will help glass shop owners deal with industry changes that could significantly alter the future of the industry.

Attendees to the seminars will receive an information packet with information on the subject matter presented, including a spreadsheet for collections, Assignment of Proceeds language and taxes, as well as a preview of the IGA's legislative agenda options for 2005-2006.

Up coming seminars will be:

Date Time Location
May 10, 2005 Noon Nebraska Beef Company Restaurant, Omaha, Neb.
May 12, 2005   Brainerd, Minn.
May 17, 2005 5:30 - 7 p.m Ramada Limited, Batavia, N.Y.
May 18, 2005 5:30 - 7 p.m. Ramada Inn, Syracuse, N.Y.
May 19, 2005 1 - 3 p.m. Howard Johnson, Albany, N.Y.

For more information to register for the event, contact Steve Cook at 952/930-9992 or steve.cook@iga.org.

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