Claim statistics and interviews with people in the insurance and glass industries confirm that the cost of glass claims in Massachusetts has been escalating faster than can be explained by inflation and claim frequency and that gasoline giveaways, gifts for referral business and inaccurate billings by glass dealers are costing the insurance system untold millions of dollars. The sum paid by insurance companies on glass claims has jumped 65 percent between 1979 and 1982, and the cost of the average glass claim has increased 52 percent. At the same time, glass claim frequency has only gone up 4 percent, and the cost of the best-selling windshield including labor has increased only 26.7 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Glass Association

    8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 302
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Glass Magazine
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: National Glass Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 718
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM