Former Auto Claims Adjusters Contradict Insurers’ Comments To Washington Lawmakers

 Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 Repairer Driven News

Former American Family and GEICO adjusters on Monday described their carriers as focused on cost and indifferent to safety in comments to Washington state lawmakers.

Former American Family senior auto damage adjuster Jackson Clemmons and former GEICO adjuster Josh Green appeared before the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee hearing Tuesday in support of House Bill 1428.

Sponsor and Committee Chairman Steve Kirby, D-Tacoma, said Monday he planned to alter HB 1428’s language from the version visible that day, so we’re not going to bother summarizing the current draft here.

But Kirby suggested the goal would be to reform a process he called ‘heavily weighted’ in favor of the insurer’s opinion on what should be paid. He also assured the hearing that OEM parts wouldn’t be an element of the revised bill.
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