The New Hampshire Senate has passed a bill that requires insurance companies to disclose whether or not an estimate has been prepared based on the use of aftermarket parts. Any insurer that fails to make the disclosure would be prohibited from requesting or requiring the use of aftermarket parts.
The bill would also prohibit insurers from requiring or specifying the use of aftermarket parts on vehicles less than two years old, vehicles with fewer than 30,000 miles, and certain leased vehicles.
The bill, which was supported by the Automotive Service Association (ASA), now goes before the New Hampshire House for further consideration.
The ASA contends that insurers and auto collision facilities should provide disclosure of part type, description and warranty information to the consumer for all part types, in order to foster a competitive parts marketplace of tested and verified quality parts, in the best interests of the motoring public.