Iowa Senator Introduces Bill To Study Insurer Direct Repair Programs

Iowa State Sen. Brad Zaun (R-20) recently introduced Iowa Senate Bill 42 that requests an interim study committee on automobile insurance direct repair programs (DRPs), according to the Automotive Service Association (ASA).

The nonprofit trade association - governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals - said the under the legislation, the interim study committee would study DRPs used by some automobile insurance companies to provide repairs for claimants. The study is to include a review and analysis of the use of such DRPs by the automobile insurance industry in Iowa and the effect of the use of such programs on automotive body repair shops, insurance costs and Iowa consumers.

Membership of the interim study committee will include three consumers, four members who represent auto body repair shops in the state and four members from the automobile insurance industry. To view the full text of the bill, visit ASA’s legislative website at and click on the “Track State Legislation” tab in the left menu.

ASA,, serves international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

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