Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:24

Indiana Autobody Association Expresses Support for SCRS Position Statement

The Indiana Autobody Association (IABA) has announced its full support of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists' (SCRS) recent position statement on insurer mandates.

The IABA believes that all repair decisions, vendor selections and business processes should be left to the collision repair professionals who work on vehicles and have been entrusted by the vehicle owners to make correct repair decisions.

The IABA also believes that the intent of these mandated programs is not to improve efficiency in any current business process, or for the benefit of the vehicle owner. It believes these attempts are solely driven by insurers and other third parties seeking to make additional profits and gain control of the collision repair business through practices that can be considered extortion and tortious interference, as previously identified in the 1963 Consent Decree, and the IABA will pursue to deter these actions using the fullest extent of the law.

ASA President Dan Risley has also made ASA’s position clear that it is against all forms of direct repair program requirements to use specific suppliers or products.