Insurers support use of photos as modest and logical amendment to 1972 Appraiser Act. Repair facility operators raise safety concerns.
The Pennsylvania Senate Banking & Insurance Committee heard testimony from insurers, repairers, appraisers and technology providers on House Bill 1638 (HB1638) at a hearing on the bill held Wednesday.
HB1638 proposes to amend the 1972 Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act to eliminate the requirement for physical inspections.
Section 11(c) of the Appraiser Act currently requires a personal inspection in the preparation of an estimate stating, “No appraiser shall secure or use repair estimates that have been obtained by the