January-February 2016

Leading News

NWRA Break Identification Standard Draft Available for Comment
The National Windshield Repair Association’s (NWRA) Break Identification Standard (BIS) has released the first draft of the Standard and it is available for public comment.
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NWRA to Hold Winter Committee Meetings in Orlando
The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will hold a number of committee meetings February 11-12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., at the Hyatt Orlando Airport.
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President's Corner

Changes
“When my wife and I began repairing windshields more than 20 years ago, there were not a lot of competitors in our area. As the years moved along we would see competition come and go–usually from out of town. They would blow in for a short time with low prices and no supportable warranty.” –Jeff Reddell
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Member News

NWRA New and Returning Members
Several new members have joined the NWRA and several have renewed their membership.
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Event News

Registration is Now Open for Auto Glass Week™ 2016
Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2016 is now open. The annual event is scheduled for October 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibition floor, which will host the always-exciting repair and replacement competitions, will bring sponsors and attendees together to maintain industry standards, continue safety education and showcase new innovative products and services available to automotive glass technicians.
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Insurance News

As Insurers See Value of Vehicle Telematics in Claims Handling, Access to Data Could Change
By 2025, 104 million new cars are expected to have some form of connectivity, according to a report on telematics by Ernst & Young.
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State Farm Boosts Car Insurance Prices in Illinois
State Farm Insurance, by far the largest auto insurer in Illinois, is joining the insurance industry's rate-hike parade in its home state.
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Class Action Suit Filed Against Madison County Insurance Company
An Effingham lawyer has filed a class action suit against Sentry Insurance Co., claiming the firm went back on a promise to repay half of the premiums of its customers who went five years without making an accident claim.
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20 Auto Insurance Companies Ranked from Worst to Best by Consumers
Who do customers think are the best auto insurance companies? Insure.com surveyed current customers of 20 large car insurers to find out how they rate their insurers on five important measurements. While finding the lowest price is important to many car insurance shoppers, customer satisfaction is important for many consumers making a decision to keep or switch insurance providers.
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