Friday, 20 November 2015 15:47

WI Governor Signs Bill That Requires Insurance Companies to Allow Repairs at Any Facility

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 93 on November 11.

The bill prohibits an insurer that issues motor vehicle insurance policies that covers repairs to a motor vehicle from requiring that repairs be made by a particular contractor or repair facility as a condition of that coverage or failing to initiate and include, with due dispatch, an investigation of a claim for repairs on the basis of whether the repair will be made by a particular contractor or repair facility.

This bill requires insurance companies to cover automobile repairs at any facility the consumer chooses, not exclusively at contracted or preferred repair facilities. Authored by Senator Howard Marklein (R – Spring Green) and Representative Edward Brooks (R – Reedsburg), the bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote. It is Act 93.