As participants in this meeting, we need to be mindful of the constraints of antitrust laws. There shall be no discussions of agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition. This prohibition includes the exchange of information concerning individual prices, rates, coverages, market practices, claims settlement practices, or any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Each participant is obligated to speak up immediately for the purpose of preventing any discussion falling outside these bounds.
To incorporate all potential business entities in the business processes of Disposition Services.
To work with the Disposition Committee to respond to committee goals and timelines.
To provide an open working relationship with the Disposition Committee within the antitrust guidelines.
To approve the recommended changes to the Disposition Service(s).
Disposition Services: Used by the Collision Industry to send and/or receive Salvage request and response information, including invoicing and remittance.
Disposition process is defined as services for the transfer of a vehicle from the salvage provider to a third party, mainly facilitated through a salvor’s auction process. For example, an insurance company’s total loss vehicle assigned to a salvor where it will move through the auction process and sold to a salvage buyer.
The objective of the CIECA Salvage Committee is to define industry-wide standards to improve and streamline the vehicle disposition process. The vehicle disposition process generally involves the segment of the claims settlement process which starts when a vehicle has been declared a total loss up to the sale or disposal of the totaled vehicle. However, not all vehicles that progress through the auctions are total loss vehicles.
Traditionally, all communication between Salvage Providers (e.g., insurers, rental car companies, fleet management companies), Salvage Vendors (e.g., salvage pools, partner affiliates, online auction companies), and Information Providers; has been done via phone or fax or e-mail or through proprietary interfaces, and websites.
The Disposition Committee was originally named Salvage Committee, but to align the CIECA Committees up with the CIECA Products, the name has been changed.
CIECA’s Salvage Committee’s goal is to help shorten vehicle acquisition and disposition cycle time, make the process more efficient, and reduce the perceived risks by facilitating the electronic transfer of transaction information between all parties.
All business needs will be identified that will enable electronic communication within the disposition process between all parties involved. This development is to create the tools to enable bi-directional communication of data and messaging capability between all parties.
Both salvors and salvage providers demand a more efficient and convenient process for the disposition of vehicles.
Information Technology Companies
Third Party Administrators
Meet the team
If you have questions on the committee’s activities, please contact a recent attendee. If there is no date in column 1, they have not participated.