Arbor Day Event Highlights Windshield Repair

On April 29, HSG, a provider of auto glass claim management solutions, partnered with Esurance to begin planting 8,000 trees in Springfield, Ohio. The goal of the “Save a Windshield, Plant a Tree” Arbor Day event was to raise awareness of the ample resources associated with windshield replacement in damaged vehicles.

Typically celebrated on the last Friday of every April, Arbor Day has served as a public reminder to plant trees for the past 139 years. This particular event was intended to encourage the conservation of precious resources and materials. Another goal of the endeavor was to remind auto collision/repair professionals that replacing entire windshields makes sense in some (but not all) cases. For instance, if the damage measures smaller than the size of a dollar bill, then repair may be a smarter choice than replacement of the entire apparatus. Using auto glass responsibly, with safety and proper repair and installation techniques as foremost concerns, can therefore lower claims costs for P&C insurers while helping policyholders and claimants get back on the road as soon as possible.

“Far too many auto windshields end up in landfills,” said Paul Gross, CEO of HSG, in a press release. “The shatter-resistant membrane makes it impossible to recycle the glass, and therefore it ends up in a landfill, where it does not biodegrade for thousands of years due to its chemical makeup.”

A windshield is made of about 25 pounds of glass. Each year, 15 million tons of auto glass stack up in landfills, which is why repairing (rather than replacing) in appropriate cases can make a big difference. It takes over 16 billion joules of energy to produce one ton of glass.

Sources: www.hsgcodeblue.com, www.esurance.com

Comments

Resource Center

View All »

Is It Time To Step Up And Own An Agency?

Download this eBook for insight on how to determine if owning an agency is right...

Claims - The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Fraudulent claims cost the industry and the public thousands of dollars in losses. This article...

Leveraging BI for Improved Claims Performance and Results

If claims organizations do not avail themselves of the latest business intelligence (BI) tools, they...

Top 10 Legal Requirements for E-Signatures in Insurance

Want to make sure you’ve covered all your bases when adopting e-signatures? Learn how to...

Get $100 in leads with $0 down!

NetQuote's detailed, real-time leads have boosted sales for thousands of successful local agents across the...

The Growing Role of Excess & Surplus Lines in Today’s...

The excess and surplus market (E&S) provides coverage when standard insurance carriers cannot or will...

Increase Sales Conversion with this Complimentary White Paper

This whitepaper will share proven techniques - used by many of the industry's top producers...

D&O Policy Definitions: Don't Overlook These Critical Terms

Unlike other forms of insurance where standard policy language prevails, with D&O policies, even seemingly...

Environmental Risk: Lessons Learned from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate...

Whether it’s a chocolate factory or an industrial wastewater treatment facility, cleanup and impacts to...

More Data, Earlier: The Value of Incorporating Data and Analytics...

Incorporating more data earlier in claims lifecycles can help you reduce severity payments by 25%*...

Claims Connection eNewsletter

Breaking news on disasters, fraud, legal trends, technology, and CE initiatives for the P&C claim professional – FREE. Sign Up Now!

Claims-Handling Guidelines

Claims Magazine is providing the following free guidelines and regulations in order to help adjusting professionals stay abreast of each state’s unique property and casualty claim-handling requirements.

View our State Guidelines »

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.