LEGISLATIVE ALERT – VERY IMPORTANT
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR TODAY!
INSURANCE COMPANIES WANT TO EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM THE NON-OEM PART CUSTOMER DISCLOSURE
As previously announced, the Ohio Insurance Institute is starting to push an amendment to be included in the Ohio budget that would exempt insurers from providing notice to customers when non-OEM parts are used. This amendment would retain the requirement that repair shops provide the notice.
The ASA Ohio Board of Directors does not feel it is the shops responsibility to provide written notice to consumers on behalf of the insurers. Since the insurer’s policies require the use of non-OEM parts in the repair, the insurers should provide the written notice. The board is also apprehensive about giving the Ohio Motor Vehicle Repair Board the ability to financially fine body shops.
To stop this amendment from being put into the budget bill and from becoming law, we will need collision repair shop owners and their employees to contact their state senator to urge them to vote against this amendment. Please click HERE for a sample letter/email to send to your State Senator.
Click HERE to find the contact information for your State Senator.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call Matt Dougher with ASA Ohio at 513-659-5324 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.