211 CMR 133.06 - Option for Contract Repair

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) With respect to a claim presented under either Limited Collision, Collision or Comprehensive Coverage, if the insurer deems a motor vehicle a total loss, the claimant may, with the consent of the insurer, enter into an agreement to have the vehicle repaired by any registered repair shop for the contracted cost of repair if:
(a) the insurer allows the claimant to retain possession and ownership of the vehicle; and
(b) the claimant obtains a salvage title for said vehicle in compliance with M.G.L. c. 90D.
(2) Under such an agreement, the insurer shall not be required under any circumstance to pay more than the actual cash value less the actual salvage value as determined under 211 CMR 133.05. There shall be no supplements paid by the insurer under this agreement. The claimant or the repair shop and no t the insurer shall be responsible for any charges that ma y exceed the agreed contract price. The insurer shall make no payments to the registered repair shop until it receives a completed work claim form and the vehicle has been reinspected by the insurer.
(3) Nothing in 211 CMR 133.06 shall be construed to conflict with, or alter, the duties and rights of an insurer under M.G.L. c. 175, ยง 113S. Nothing in 211 CMR 133.06 shall restrict the right of an insurer to take title to a vehicle that the insurer has deemed a total loss.

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211 CMR 133.06

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