VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Some of my C.I.A. Technology could be interpreted as fraudulent by some people, organizations, governments, etc. It is my contention that insurance companies have absolutely no legal rights to view your private business documents, to know your financial information, to know your costs, your markups or anything else that has to do with your business operation. I am sure most attorneys and courts would agree with that statement. If insurers have no legal right to this material, and they use coercive methods to force you to give this information to them, how can it be considered fraud to give them inaccurate information? If a con man is swindling you, and you turn it around on him and trick him instead, how can you be guilty of anything other than protecting yourself from a predator? That being said, use these tools at your own risk. Check your laws. I’m sure somewhere in this country some moron got a law passed that makes you a servant to the insurance companies. I won’t be responsible for your wrong doings. You are adults. Be responsible and be sure you are not breaking the law.
What is C.I.A. Technology? In this case C.I.A. stands for Counter Insurer Abuse. C.I.A. Technology is a group of tools included in BodyShop Office that help you fight the daily abuse you receive from some insurance companies.
It is no accident that I chose the CIA acronym. The CIA is known for it’s sneaky and covert operation. One could say that some of my C.I.A. Technology is also sneaky and covert. The rest is right-there-in-your-face solutions.
Some of the common problems, or abusive behavior collision repairers face include:
- Insurers refusing to pay a mark up on sublet bills and towing.
- Insurers refusing to pay any more than list price for parts.
- Insurers insisting on seeing your private business documents, such as invoices.
- Insurers arbitrarily cutting paint times, which results in large losses of materials reimbursement money.
- Insurers refusing to pay fair labor rates.
To counter problem #1, Tow Bill Helper creates towing invoices that satisfy the insurance company’s obsession with viewing your private business documents without revealing your actual costs–something that is none of their business. Read more…
To counter problem #2, Parts Bill helper creates parts invoices that look just like they came from your parts dealer. Just tell the software what gross profit margin you want and print out a realistic facsimile of a parts invoice to present to the appraiser for a supplement. Read more…
Problem #3 is solved by covert solutions #1 and #2.
To counter problem #4, the included Paint & Materials Calculator is the only P&M calculator that doesn’t use paint labor hours to determine materials costs. It uses the individual panels and their size to calculate materials usage. Read more…
To counter insurer abuse #5, perhaps a diminished value report included with every estimate or invoice will get insurers attention. Use the Diminished Value Calculator included with BodyShop Office as leverage. Flood your area with Diminished Value reports. I’ll let you use your imagination to figure out how you can use this destructive weapon to your advantage. Read more…
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