Insurance Adjuster Complains of Fraud by Repairers

March 21, 2007 by · 27 Comments
Filed under: Collision Repair Industry 

I seldom respond to comments posted here under one of my columns. I have a good reason for that too. I’ve said my piece. I encourage comments and don’t want to discourage them by responding to them, especially the negative comments. Usually the only time I’ll respond to a comment is when I feel the comment is inaccurate or misleading, but not stupid enough to make it obvious the writer has no idea what he or she is talking about.

I feel the need to respond to a comment left yesterday by an adjuster who works at Midland Management, a claims handling company in the Texas-Oklahoma region. The adjuster–he calls himself Gary–responded to an article I wrote last September about arbitrary paint and materials caps. If you would like to read the article to refresh your memory, it is here. And following is Gary’s comment:

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Three Insurance Attorneys Mislead Committee During Anti-Steering Legislation Hearing

March 8, 2007 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Collision Repair Industry 

Here in Connecticut we have been very active in pursuing legislation that would end much of the current insurance abuses suffered by collision repairers. At the moment there are six bills making their way through the process. One of those bills is a new anti-steering bill. It would tighten up a lot of the lose ends in the current anti-steering bill that allow insurance companies to circumvent the “spirit” of the law.

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Insurance Company Gets Taste of Own Medicine by Stupidest Insurance People in the World

March 6, 2007 by · 8 Comments
Filed under: Collision Repair Industry 

This is hilarious. This is priceless. I was laughing so hard yesterday. I was laughing at the sheer stupidity of one insurance company, and the interesting predicament another insurance company found itself in.

In our sick twisted minds, at one time or another, we all have wished certain insurance companies could get a taste of their own bitter medicine; then, maybe, keel over an die. Relax, it’s just an expression. I don’t want anyone to die. Recently, one of those insurance companies did get a taste of it’s own medicine, and the adjuster was furious. He was furious and I was laughing like a mad man.

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