A Mass-ive Remark: Massachusetts association slams DRPs in position statement

Boston, Massachusetts — The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts (AASP-MA) has issued a statement confirming it will represent both direct repair program (DRP) and non-DRP shops, while simultaneously calling DRP conditions a “detriment to [the] industry” in its position statement. “AASP-MA is a pro-consumer association representing all collision repairers and mechanical repair shops, […]

Coming Soon from SGI: Provincial insurer announces collision industry updates, including paint material rate increase

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) delivered an update on its collision industry services during last week’s Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) meeting, detailing its incoming paint material rate changes as well as current endeavours alongside software management companies and OEMs. The first SGI announcement to take effect will come April 1 as […]

Guild 21: George Avery on potential best practices for DRPs

George Avery

By Tom Davis Newport Beach, California — October 13, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 conference call aimed to create a conversation on how to improve the relationship between shops and insurers in regards to direct repair programs (DRPs). The guest was George Avery, formerly of State Farm, and now an independent consultant.  Avery, who […]

George Avery offers guidance on DRPs

George Avery discussed DRP programs in the latest Guild 21 conference call, specifically the challenges in the relationship between shops and insurers.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 9, 2017 — Anticipation ran high this week concerning an appearance by former insurance executive George Avery on the Guild 21 conference call. Avery drew on his deep experience on the insurance side of the industry to offer insights on the state of the relationship between collision repair […]