ASA’s collision leaders met with their members of Congress and staff to discuss the impact of Most Favored Nation (MFN) clauses in direct repair agreements. ASA members gave real-life examples of the effects of the MFN clause on collision repair shops, as well as consumers, and asked lawmakers to consider options to stop the use of MFN clauses. ASA leaders emphasized the U.S. Department of Justice’s history with the MFN clause, citing the example of its lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in 2013. See the full release here.
North Carolina Senate Bill 454 (S454), sponsored by Senator Wyatt Tucker, would require general automotive repair and collision repair facilities in the state to be licensed. The bill would also require licenses for estimators, service advisers, mechanical and collision repair technicians. In addition, S454 would establish the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Motor Vehicle Repair Shops and Collision Repairs. The board would be comprised of seven members who would hold three year terms, three nominated by the House, three by the Senate, and one consumer who would be nominated by the Governor. This bill is currently before the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations. To see the full text of the bill, please click here.
To see the full text of the letter, please click here.