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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:53

State Wants to Limit Parts Up-Charge to Consumers

Written by Autobody News Staff

The Wyoming Department of Insurance is proposing a change to its 1988 regulations regarding the use of non-OEM parts.

Those regulations currently prohibit insurers from requiring the use of any such parts unless the parts are equal in quality to OEM “in terms of fit and performance,” and unless the consumer is notified that “he or she is not required to accept non-OEM parts” and consents to their use in writing.

Now the Department of Insurance has proposed an addition to the regulation that states, “No insurer shall directly or indirectly require the consumer to pay any difference in price if the consumer elects to use OEM parts in the repair of the vehicle.”

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