Insurance rates rocket in florida due to windshield replacement schemes

“Windshield-replacement schemes are causing a spike in the price of auto insurance throughout Florida, the state’s insurance commissioner has said.

The schemes, which are most rampant in the Tampa Bay area, involve drivers with cracked windshields signing over insurance benefits to repair contractors. Some of those contractors then charge insurance companies inflated prices for their work.

Insurers say that the “assignment of benefits,” as the practice is known, has become a magnet for fraud and abuse, according to a report by local news station ABC 27. That fraud and abuse often occurs through no fault of the policyholder,’” Check out the article here.

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Mygrant Glass Company returning to Auto Glass Week

“Mygrant Glass Company, a nationwide auto glass distributor, is set to return as a Silver sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2017 this October in West Palm Beach, Fla. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and a packed exhibition floor.

The company is headquartered in Hayward, Calif., but has 67 locations across the U.S. Mygrant Glass stocks both OEM and generic brands of auto glass from more than 30 different factories worldwide, according to the company’s website. Show-goers can find Mygrant Glass in the Palm Beach County Convention Center exhibition hall in booth #802,” Read more here.

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Compete to win World’s Best Auto Glass Technician

“Showcase your talent in the Auto Glass Technician Competitions and vie for the title of “World’s Greatest” this year in West Palm Beach, Fla., during Auto Glass Week™ on October 4-6 at the Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Now in their 12th year, the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) offer competitors from all over the world and various walks of life the opportunity to face-off for the title of “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician” and “World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician,’” Check out the article here.

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Training and certification course to be held at Auto Glass Week

“The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will hold a technician training and certification course at Auto Glass Week™ in West Palm Beach, Fla., this October. The course will be held on Friday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center,” Read more here.

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Class action lawsuit against Subaru for faulty windshields

“A Subaru cracked windshield lawsuit alleges numerous Subaru owners and lessees have complained for years about Legacy and Outback windshields that chip, crack and fracture, followed by replacement windshields that do the same.

Those customers say their windshields fail for no reason at all, while other customers say the smallest impact to the glass will cause it to crack. Legacy and Outback owners claim they must replace the windshields numerous times, which does no good because Subaru allegedly uses defective replacement windshields,” Check out the article here.

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NY bill seeks to add winshield repair to insurance claims

“A new bill was introduced yesterday to New York’s Assembly Insurance Committee that seeks to amend the state’s current insurance law to expand service contracts to include repairs of windshields to owners of leased vehicles. This, according to the bill, is to protect New York residents from paying lease-end charges for every day wear and tear, such as a chipped windshield,” Read more here.

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Auto glass shops join class action lawsuit against geico

“VIP Auto Glass Inc. (VIP) and Class members are seeking class certification in a Florida lawsuit against Geico General Insurance Company for allegedly violating the state’s law by underpaying auto glass shops not affiliated with Safelite Retail facilities or participants in the Safelite Network.

The lawsuit, originally filed by VIP, accuses Geico of using ambiguous price comparisons to determine a “prevailing competitive price” for its reimbursements to automotive glass companies, in order to pay as a little as possible,” Check out the article here.

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Coach Glass added as Cobalt sponsor for Auto Glass Week

“Coach Glass, based in Coburg, Ore., will return to 2017 Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.

Founded in 1995 out of a local auto glass shop in Eugene, Ore., Coach Glass specializes in OEM and aftermarket replacement windshield and side glass for school buses, transit buses, tour buses, fire apparatus, RVs, heavy trucks and other specialty vehicles,” Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!

Delta Kits Inc. returns as a Cobalt sponsor for Auto Glass Week

“Delta Kits Inc. is joining the Auto Glass Week™ lineup as a Cobalt sponsor at this year’s international event, which features automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars, and an exhibition floor.” Check out the article here.

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Mobile windshield replacement is growing

“Today, AZ Glass Pros, a Phoenix auto glass and windshield replacement company serving consumers and commercial fleet services alike, announced expanding its windshield replacement business to include mobile services. Mobile services is offered via a fleet of installation vehicles and glass technicians who are trained in using field level tools and materials to ensure a safe result. Consumers eligible for auto glass insurance claims may use their glass coverage for mobile windshield replacements.’” Read more here.

For all your windshield replacement needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!