Springing for Cleaning: MPI to reimburse disinfections

Winnipeg, Manitoba — April 8, 2020 — While the Coronavirus rages across the world, Manitoba’s public insurance company will reimburse auto repair facilities for the cost of disinfecting client vehicles. The reimbursement will cover two disinfections, before and after the regular repair operations.

The news comes just one week after Saskatchewan’s public insurer announced a similar policy.

According to the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, SGI has agreed to allow shops two quarter-hours of billable time for decontamination of vehicles when they enter and leave a shop. The move is temporary and is expected to be ended when the Coronavirus pandemic ends.

While the exact details of the MPI policies were not known, it is believed to be similar to SGI’s approach.

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