SALEM, Ore. --- A new anti-steering law went into effect in Oregon Jan. 1, prohibiting insurance companies from recommending specific auto repair shops to any client unless the client asks for such a referral and is informed in writing of his or her rights to choose a shop. The law, signed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski in June, also prohibits insurers from limiting reimbursement costs if the insured client opts to use an auto repair shop other than the one recommended by the insurance company. The bill (SB 523) was originally introduced by state Sen. Floyd Prozanski.

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