“Recent insurance industry data places Florida as second in the nation for auto glass claims, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
“Auto glass claims have increased 52 percent over the last five years in Florida, and that suggests that there may be a corresponding rise in fraudulent activity,” said Alan Haskins, NICB’s vice president of government affairs.
Fraudsters continue to target Florida, as they look to take advantage of policyholders by convincing them they need a windshield repair or replacement – when they might not. Some glass repair companies bill for services and never actually replace the windshield, or often replace windshields that do not have damage.”
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It should be stated that this rise in fradulent auto glass claims by some shady repair companies is not indicative of the industry as a whole. However, some are using the Assignment of Benefits form as a way to take the rights of policyholder and inflate or misreperesent the cost of a repair. These businesses should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as other legitimate auto glass repair companies try to maintain a balance between their customers and the insurers.
At IAS Auto Glass we always have our customers best interest in mind. If a windshield can be repaired resulting in a lower cost than replacement, that’s what we’ll do. If your auto glass is not covered by your insurer, please contact us at 952-797-4374 and ask about our competitive cash prices. Additionally, you may visit FAQ page to read more common questions and answers.