"We're going to keep looking at it," says Hirsch. "We've already heard from a couple members that they did not have to submit a claim after the inspection process because there was no damage."
Hirsch was unable to advise of the specific states in which the program is taking place. glassBYTEs.com™/AGRR magazine has heard from at least one reader in Florida who received the notification.
"We're going to see how effective it is and then perhaps roll it out to the rest of the country," adds Hirsch.
While Safelite Solutions officials are conducting the inspections, Hirsch advised glassBYTEs.com that consumer choice is valued at the company.
"We do contract through Safelite, but again members are free to choose whichever auto glass shop provider they would like to get the work done," she adds.
USAA is not the first company to enact such a program. GEICO made a similar announcement last January and American Family also has been reported to require inspections prior to work authorization.