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GEICO Partners with AsTech to Use Rules Engine to Reimburse Pre/Post Diagnostic Scans for ARX Workshops

GEICO Partners with AsTech to Use Rules Engine to Reimburse Pre/Post Diagnostic Scans for ARX Workshops

In an email to GEICO Auto Repair Xpress (ARX) direct repair facilities, the third-largest personal auto insurer in the U.S. announced a new partnership with asTech. The insurer will standardize pricing and expedite approvals for diagnostic, programming and calibration operations.

GEICO Partners with AsTech to Use Rules Engine to Reimburse Pre/Post Diagnostic Scans for ARX WorkshopsThe new initiative enables GEICO ARX facilities to accelerate reimbursement for OEM and “OEM compatible” scans by leveraging the asTech Rules Engine to identify the correct scan for the vehicle.

“In recent years and with the advent of new technologies in vehicles, the frequency of the need to diagnose, program and calibrate vehicles has increased to ensure all advanced systems are functioning properly following repairs,” GEICO said in store communications. “As dealers, sublessors and in-house calibration and scanning systems have worked diligently to ensure these needs are met, varying price points have emerged and the complexity of tracking price points by vendor and calibration type has created some estimating challenges.”

“To address these challenges, GEICO is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with asTech to standardize pricing and reduce friction for diagnostic, programming and calibration operations,” GEICO continued.

Launched in 2023, the asTech Rules Engine is designed to give customers precise access to diagnostic and calibration scan tools that correctly read all of a vehicle’s OEM modules (unlike those that do not), down to year, make, model and trim.

GEICO continued: “While our position on the need for vehicle scanning remains unchanged and all claims are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, we will base consideration for pre/post scans on the recommendations of the patented and proprietary asTech Rules Engine.

According to GEICO, repair shops that use asTech All-In-One receive special pricing on the appliance and other asTech services.

GEICO said it understood the new program may not address every scanning or calibration operation, stating: “We understand that there is still some complexity in performing these operations. We recognize that this pricing structure will not address every scanning and calibration operation and that some negotiations may still need to be supported by proper documentation.”

GEICO does not require ARX repair facilities to use the asTech All-In-One device, but those that do not “…may be required to provide additional documentation to justify procedures or pricing that differ from those provided.”

Price changes sent to ARX repair facilities will take effect on August 5.