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  • Let's talk ARBITRATION

    It has not been safe to talk about Arbitration any where else, and NOW this might be the right place. I cannot talk about any specifics, of who or what, but we can talk about, why and how.

    How many shops have experienced short pays? Maybe thousands? Now how many have had a viable tool to collect those short pays? The very first consideration is, if you are on contract with any tpa who services a certain ins co, and are short paid, you may not have a leg to stand on, because you are at the mercy of that tpa via your contract. Those shops need not respond, because you are not part of the solution, thank you. NOW if you are not part of that network who services a particular Ins Co, then you are not bound by anything in any shape or form. The blast faxes mean NOTHING, NADA.

    My first question here is how many of you have ever tried arbitration, or let's include small claims court, if you are in a state who does not participate with the American Arbitration Association. Next, have you looked into the standing in your state if they are part of the AAA. Fact is, states are joining all the time, because it is working to help resolve disputes between Ins Co's and people, or businesses who are being ripped off from Ins Co's.

    Here are a few facts. It costs the filing party, or shop, $45.00 to file. That automatically produces a charge to the Ins CO of $155.00. AUTOMATIC, NON NEGOTIABLE. Next upon filing, you file for not just the short pay, or multiple short pays, but Late fees, or interest, filing fees, extra administrative fees, plus arbitrator fees, and everything you incur to collect your short pay, or theft of service.

    A mere $100.00 short pay can cost the non payee several thousand very quickly. Don't believe me? hahhahahaha. Yes it's the truth.
    If they fight it and have to pay an attorney they will real fast accrue mega bucks in expenses. All we need is enough non network shops to fight for what is properly owed to them. Then that crap will stop.

    I have only started with a few, and I can say have not lost 1 yet. The really BIG thing here is I have not even had to take time off work to show up at this point because they all settled in FULL with me to not have greater expenses, plus, they know they will LOOOOOOOOOSE.

    BIG TIME. There is a few details, of how to prepare, and what to have ready to produce to plead your case. It is a bit intimidating at first, but as you go through this, it becomes easier than replacing a w/s, I kid you NOT. An attorney is not required, once you are prepared.

    The other good part, is you bunch a few up, and wait until the slow time and then file, and so far have been completely successful. Remember, for those who don't think it is worth it,,,,, you go for not just your short pay, but all fees, interest, and all costs of collection, AND your time and trouble, yes you get to charge for that. No One can work for nothing, and it is time the ins industry learns that, but it takes shops to step up to the plate.

    Ok this is way long, but how many others are having success with their short pays..... Let's talk arbitration......

    • danangel
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      danangel commented
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      Have you considered "Let's talk appraisal." As long as the scope of the disagreement is contained to the "amount of loss" and not coverage, or any other issues relating to the claim, then appraisal is a faster and less expensive alternative. I know an appraiser that specializes in representing glass shops. He is dedicated to ensuring a fair process and has gotten very good results. Auto Glass America has done over one thousand with the company and is very pleased with the results. They have a webinar coming up on June 4th. with Gary Hart. You should check it out.
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