Minnesota car rental companies will have a level playing field when it comes to temporary rentals to customers whose cars are being repaired.
A new law requires insurance companies to notify consumers they have the right to choose any rental vendor. It will prevent the common practice of insurance companies steering customers toward national car rental companies with whom they have contracts, instead of locally based businesses.
Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights) sponsors the law with Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes).
The law is effective Aug. 1, 2011, and applies to claims incurred on or after that date under insurance policies issued or renewed on or after that date.
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