Monday, 02 May 2016 08:27

ASA Collision Leaders Hold Meetings on Capitol Hill

ASA’s collision leaders met with key members of Congress and staff to discuss the impact of Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses included in some direct repair agreements (DRP).

Under an MFN clause, an insurer is guaranteed that it will receive prices that are at least as favorable as those provided to other carriers doing business with the collision repair facility for the same products or services.

ASA members gave real life examples of the effects of the MFN clause on collision repair shops, consumers and non-MFN insurance providers.

ASA President Dan Risley said, “We were encouraged by the receptive response on Capitol Hill. MFN clauses have been adversely impacting the collision repair industry for many years, and I feel confident that we are getting closer to a solution. Resolving issues of this scale requires time and persistence. As the voice of the industry in our nation’s capitol, ASA is committed to seeing them removed from all direct repair agreements.”

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