Bill expands the time frame for consumers to require OEM parts to 48 months.
The Rhode Island Senate approved Senate Bill 2679 (SB 2679) yesterday by a vote of 35-0 with two members not voting. SB 2679 expands the state’s existing requirement that insurers pay for OEM parts on claims for 30 months after a vehicle is manufactured to all claims for a period of 48 months. The bill also requires insurers notify all vehicle owners in writing that estimates include non-OEM parts, not just first-party insureds.
When OEM parts are used, the bill also prohibits insurers from requiring a