Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:21

AASP-MA Meets with Lawmakers on Inflation-Tied Auto Body Labor Rate Bill

Written by John Huetter, Repairer Driven News

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts recently met with lawmakers to advocate for bills requiring insurers to reimburse labor rates adjusted for inflation.

“We have already made tremendous strides during this current legislative session to have our voices heard on behalf of consumers, and we look forward to further promoting this legislation when it is heard in the near future,” said Executive Director Evangelos “Lucky” Papageorg, according to the trade group.


House Bill 1111 and the nearly identical Senate Bill 709 would demand insurers cover at a minimum the 1988 auto body repair labor rate, adjusted for all the inflation since. The year reflects the date of the Insurance Reform Act, legislation intended to cut state auto insurance premiums.


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