Toronto, Ontario — March 30, 2020 — Saskatchewan Government Insurance is being hailed by members of the collision industry for embracing a new policy that will reimburse repairers for time spent disinfecting vehicles during the Coronavirus outbreak.
According to the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, the public insurer 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.
Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers executive director Tom Bissonnette discussed the need for repairers to seek reimbursement for time spent disinfecting vehicles during an interview on Friday.
During the Elite Body Shop Solutions Positivity Summit, Bissonnette discussed how Saskatchewan repairers were making ends meet during the pandemic.
Host David Leuhr described Saskatchewan auto repair facilities as being particularly impressive and noted that many were world-class, despite their geographic isolation relative to many U.S. facilities.