Hartford, Conn. – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging Connecticut lawmakers to reject legislation (SB 288) that would prevent consumers from learning about the full range of their auto body repair options, increase repair costs and, ultimately, force motorists to pay higher premiums.
The Joint Committee on Transportation held a public hearing on SB 288, which addresses a consumer’s right to choose a motor vehicle repairer, and requires insurers to pay the usual and customary hourly rate that the general public in the same geographic area of the state commonly pays for such repairs. PCI submitted written testimony in opposition to the bill.
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