When the PA Senate reconvenes January 24, the insurance industry will be watching a competitive replacement parts legislation that has been introduced in the Senate.
The National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII) is opposed to Senate Bill 1207, which prohibits the use of competitive replacement parts for the repair of vehicles that are less than five years old. It also stops an insurance company from recommending preferred auto body repair shops. “This anti-consumer bill will cause auto body repairs to become more expensive by creating a monopoly for the original equipment manufacturers. The use of competitive replacement parts has created