Member Benefits

Savings Can Exceed Dues

For many CAA members, the savings they receive on group benefits such as Garagekeepers Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance alone more than covers the cost of CAA dues. Please call the CAA’s endorsed insurance broker, Jim Vawter at Hub International for a quote today. Contact Jim at 1-800-366-7050.

GROUP BENEFITS

Business and Workers Compensation Insurance Hub International Insurance Srvs:

CAA’s new endorsed broker, Hub International, is one of the largest insurance brokerages in the world. Hub is a leader in providing tailored solutions for insurance and risk management needs. As a CAA member, you have the opportunity to partner with a member benefit company that has a business philosophy that says "Our Client Always Comes First". Call Jim Vawter with Hub today. 1-800-366- 7050.

Collection Services: While CAA advises a “No Cash, No Car” policy, most shops invariably end up with some accounts receivables. The CAA’s I.C. Systems has collected over $300,000 of these receivables for our member shops. And, unlike most collection services that retain 50% or more, I.C. Systems charges based on a case-by- case basis under this special service program for CAA members. For more information, contact Association Services at 800-279-6520, or AssociationRelations@icsystem.com.

Litigation Prevention Program: The law firm of Fine, Boggs, & Perkins (FB & P) is set to handle labor and employment services, and training as a CAA benefit company. FB & P is a prominent California labor and employment law firm with particular expertise and experience representing the automotive industry. This member benefit offers our members a wide range of HR tools and services at member pricing, including employee handbooks, training, and access to day-to- day advice to assist them in avoiding human resource problems and complying with the many employment laws that regulate employers today. For more information, contact Cory King at 760-931-9070

GRC-Pirk is a member benefit provider for environmental, health and safety services. The program provides CAA members with a FREE regulatory consulting hotline and compliance documents resource center. GRC-Pirk is a registered environmental assessment company for hazardous materials management. A web version www.recomply.com allows owners and operators to maintain paperless records online. The set-up fee of $160 for a HazMat Monitoring & Management Plan (HMMP) has been waved for CAA members. For further information contact GRC-Pirk, Steve Schillinger at 888-374- 7475.

Information: The CAA State office distributes information on current events, legislation, and headline news that every person in the collision repair industry should know. In addition to statewide member bulletins and news, some chapters produce their own newsletters. Chapter newsletters will keep you abreast of what’s going on locally and within your chapter itself.

A Voice in the Legislature: The CAA has its own lawyer and legislative advisor who patrols all bills when they are introduced to the legislature. He follows the proposed laws, and alerts the Executive Committee on potential problems and solutions. There are thousands of bills introduced every year, and each one must be followed closely. The CAA also has a Political Action Committee (CARPAC) that supports the politicians who share the interests of the collision repair industry.

Education: Informative speakers are often featured at chapter meetings. The CAA also sponsors various one-day educational seminars to keep members abreast of the latest developments in management, marketing, technical, and legal matters, and the association regularly publishes I-CAR class schedules. The CAA works closely with the B.A.R. and A.Q.M.D. The association tries to help those government agencies understand our industry’s needs and problems. When nearly 1,000 members speak, they listen.

Internet: The California Autobody Association is on line at www.calautobody.com. As a member of the CAA, you will enjoy the benefit of being listed on numerous search engines throughout the World Wide Web. Your company’s name, address, and phone number will be available to people throughout the world.

Uniform Service—-G & K Services: G & K Services is a nationally recognized supplier of custom apparel and related products. G & K exclusively offers deeply discounted rental and direct purchase price points for CAA members. Contact Rob Faulkenberry today to find out how you can take advantage of these exclusive offers at 303- 591-4102 or rfaulkenberry@gkservices.com.

California Employers Association: CAE is a full-service human resource management and labor relations’ organization. CAE brings to our membership expert assistance in all areas of employer- employee relations, including: unemployment claims, discrimination claims, workers’ compensation, employee handbooks, and wage and salary issues. CAE also offers a special discount pricing for CAA members. For more information, visit CAE online at www.employers.org or call (916) 921-1312.

Toyota: CAA and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has formed a training alliance to assist CAA members with enrollment in the Toyota Collision Repair & Refinish Training (CR&R) program. For more information, contact the CAA at 800-454-3368.

Posters: Labor Law and Safety Posters. For posters, call CAA at 1-800-454-3368

Optima Automotive: Optima, the builder of the CAA website, is offering $100 off the development of a new website, and/or $100 off their social media management services. www.optimaautomotive.com 888-225-696

VeriFacts: VeriFacts is offering a preferred pricing to CAA members on their exclusive "VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program and V-Tech. "Some of the benefits of the program include monthly on-site visits, hand-on technician coaching, repair quality measurement, orientation program for new technicians, and management report baseline and ongoing benchmarking of quality process. Also offered through VeriFacts is their "Class A" Confirmation Program. Call VeriFacts directly at 1-800-381-3447 for more information, or go to www.verifactsauto.com

CollisionWeek Newsletter: The CAA has put together a special offer from CollisionWeek for CAA members to subscribe to their daily e-mail or print newsletter. CollisionWeek is a publication devoted to providing all Collision Repair Industry participants the news, statistics and trend analysis they need on a global basis to compete and prosper. A 15% discount off their normal subscription is offered exclusively to CAA members. Additional information about CollisionWeek can be seen at their website at www.collisionweek.com. Just mention you are a current CAA member and give them your CAA member number. For more information, call 1-888-560-2765 or email ccogan@collisionweek.com.

CynCast offers CAA members some of their key programs, including customer satisfaction measurement, key performance measurement feedback, orphaned estimate follow-up and assignment scheduling. CAA members that participate in these programs will receive special pricing from CynCast. CynCast is a private company headquartered in Anaheim Hill, CA. The company offers a variety of products and services designed to work with auto body repair shops’ existing estimating and management system software. For more information, contact Doug Kelly at 714-279-2047 or dkelly@cyncast.com

Tiger Natural Gas has been in business for over 18 years and has built our business by providing the highest level of Cost Savings, Customer Service and Support. Tiger excels at supplying natural gas and natural gas management services to commercial customers throughout all of California. They are very excited to team up with the California Autobody Association so they can let members know they have a choice when it comes to natural gas service. Based on natural gas being de-regulated, businesses can purchase their gas from any provider. This is a simple process from Tiger—-just sign up and start paying less for your gas. Call Brendan Downard at 916-213-4393.

NXGEN

NXGEN offers a complete suite of payment solutions from credit/debit card processing, and online payments, to helping you expand your business through financing solutions for both consumer and business owner. Contact Richard Cohen at 1-714-321-4710 or richardevancohen@gmail.com for any information about the program.