Kentucky Assignment of Benefits Bill Signed into Law

April 5, 2024

by Seth Maiman
AGSC Director of Public Affairs

Kentucky legislation that will dramatically change the auto glass industry in that state was signed into law by the Governor on April 2. The bill passed the State Legislature on March 27 and was similar to legislation passed in Florida in 2023.

The new law will end the Assignment of Benefits in auto glass repair and replacement jobs and prohibit companies from offering rebates, gift cards, or “any thing of value” for auto glass insurance claims. Kentucky will also remain as a “zero deductible” state.

It will require glass shops to obtain an insurance claim number or a waiver of insurance before contracting for work. The shop will also have to inform the customer whether the vehicle has an ADAS system and if the system will need to be recalibrated. Glass shops will also have to provide invoices with an estimate of fees, a statement regarding the shop’s standard fees for glass services and that it is prohibited under state law from charging more than is “reasonable and customarily charged” in Kentucky.

The law explicitly states customers can use the glass services shop of their choice and explicitly allows insurers to maintain a network of glass services shops.

The law also prohibits glass shops from committing a variety of fraudulent practices or making false statements to the customer or the insurance company.

For the full text of the bill, KY S 29, as passed by the Kentucky legislature and signed into law by the Governor, CLICK HERE.

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