ASA Collision Leadership Takes
‘Most Favored Nation Clause’ Message to Capitol Hill
Leaders discuss harm to small business, consumers by MFN clauses
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2014 – On June 18, 2014, Automotive Service Association (ASA) collision leaders traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with key members of Congress and their staff to discuss the negative effects of the Most Favored Nation (MFN) clause. ASA noted the problems that MFN clauses can create for shops, consumers and insurers.
Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director, said: “We were encouraged by the interest in Washington, D.C., and look forward to continued conversations with our representatives. Most Favored Nation clauses are harmful to consumers, shops and some insurers. Michigan has recognized the damage these clauses can do in a marketplace and acted accordingly with regard to health insurance. This same reasoning should apply to vehicle repair, and property and casualty insurance. This is the single most important issue we have in the collision repair industry today.”
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. Please join ASA July 30-Aug. 2 in Detroit for this year’s International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS). For more information visit www.NACEexpo.com and www.CARSevent.com.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.