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You’re Probably Owed a Car Insurance ‘Stimulus Check,’ Lawsuit and Critics say

You’re Probably Owed a Car Insurance ‘Stimulus Check,’ Lawsuit and Critics say

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Say It Isn’t So, Flo: Lawsuit Alleges Progressive Underpays

Two New Yorkers filed suit against Progressive Corp. on July 22, alleging the car insurer is underpaying and arbitrarily undervaluing claims by New York policyholders for totaled vehicles by deceptively adjusting the claims process. Plaintiffs Dominick Volino of Duchess County … Continue reading

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2021 Fortune 500 List Sees Insurance Companies Shift

Fortune’s 67th edition of its Fortune 500 list ranked America’s largest companies, detailing the pandemic’s ‘winners and losers.’ The insurance industry (property and casualty (mutual) featured several. The top five companies in this segment were: State Farm Insurance (39), Nationwide … Continue reading

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Some Shops Say COVID Sanitation Fees Being Denied

Augie DeFeo wants to know why GEICO is suddenly denying the $25 reimbursement for COVID sanitizing even though cases continue to soar. “GEICO has consistently been paying a standard fee of $25 per job for cleaning/sanitizing the vehicle,” says DeFeo, … Continue reading

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Why Choosing the Right Insurance Impacts Your Shop

There are a few insurance policies industry experts say are beneficial for auto glass companies to have. Of them, auto liability, general liability and workers compensation should be the main options needed, as stated in a recent webinar given by … Continue reading

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Research Points to Impact Calibration has on Insurance Claims

Vehicle calibrations and their impact are entering into data surrounding auto glass claims, according to recent research. Kay Wakeman, research analyst, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute, presented some of this info at the recent Automotive … Continue reading

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Technology Helps Shape Insurance Customer Service

Technology has redefined how and where we get information. But it also plays a large role in what insurance customer service looks like today. Mitchell International’s 2017 Third Quarter Industry Trends Report, looks into the new normal and what that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Legislature Plans to Study Insurance Reimbursement Rates

Both the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate have adopted a bill aimed to “establish a committee to study reimbursement rates under automobile policies.” The bill originally was introduced in January but has been amended greatly since introduction. The … Continue reading

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Insurance 101: When Property Policy Isn’t Enough

At least one in four businesses that are forced to close due to unexpected events such as natural and human-caused disasters never reopen, according to a report by the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). With stats like that, … Continue reading

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New York Bill Aims to Prevent Steering

A bill introduced in New York this week (NY A 8111) would amend the Insurance Law concerning windshield repairs and replacement. The proposed legislation “prohibits automotive insurance companies or their agent from requiring or suggesting their insured utilize a specific … Continue reading

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AG Business Owners Looking to New Administration to Help

It’s unofficial, of course, but a glassBYTEs.com poll this week indicates that most respondents think the new administration of Republican Donald Trump will help the auto glass business. Continue reading

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Energi Launches eGlass Program with Safelite Solutions

Energi Inc. announced December 6 the launch of the eGlass Program, which will be administered by Safelite Solutions, according to an Energi press release. Continue reading

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Carolina Glass Companies Dealing with Hurricane Matthew

The damage from Hurricane Matthew is still being assessed and cleaned up and insurance claims are being filed, but many local glass companies haven’t seen a spike in automotive glass claims. Continue reading

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HSG CEO Shares Insurance Perspective at Auto Glass Week™

Wayne Sharrah, CEO of Insurance Claims Management, parent company to HSG/Code Blue, took center stage Thursday morning during Auto Glass Week 2016. In a room that had to be expanded to accommodate the packed crowd, he shared the insurance perspective … Continue reading

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Insurers Seek Dismissal of Class Action Collision Repair Suit

Several insurers have filed motions to dismiss a class action suit filed by a Downington, Pa.-based collision repair shop. Crawford’s Auto Center filed the suit in April under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (the RICO Act) and names … Continue reading

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What is the Future of the Auto Glass/Insurance Interface?

The future of the auto glass/insurance interface can take two forms—either the business will become more personal, with a demand for local agents increasing, or the market will be more automated and less personalized, according to Garry Golden, a senior … Continue reading

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