insurer DRPs

  • I’ve heard so many people in the industry say that OEM shop certification will become the “new DRP.” A lot of shops are saying, “We just need to get the insurance companies out of the mix so we can fix cars the way we’re support to fix cars: to OEM specifications.”
    Mark Olson
  • Certified Collision Group (CCG) announced further expansion of the its 1stCERTIFIED initiative. With the California addition of Red Hill Collision Center, the group now offers more than two dozen affiliate locations in 4 states.
  • As collision repairers we are more than familiar with the perks we provide to insurers. Similar to loss leaders at retail stores, they are value added propositions we offer, or agree to provide, intended to entice the buyer, or insurer, to do more business with us because they receive “more.” 
  • Handling total loss administrative work for insurers is one of those services that has become common in recent years. It can be very time consuming. Not only is there a cost of staff labor, but also an obligation to provide accuracy.
  • We offer suggestions to help shops and MSOs figure out how to best ensure compliance with DRP relationships.
  • Iowa state Sen. Brad Zaun (R-20) recently introduced Iowa Senate Bill 42 requesting an interim study committee on automobile insurance direct repair programs (DRPs).