Press Release

Insurance Auto Auctions Announces Loss Advisor Tool for Advanced Total Loss Assessment

Published September 20, 2016 - Written by IAA, Inc.


WESTCHESTER, IL, September 20, 2016 — Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, today announced its newest development, IAA Loss Advisor™. The tool enables insurance claims staff to quickly generate an early total loss recommendation based on information they provide regarding the post-accident condition of the vehicle combined with the ACV (actual cash value) and IAA salvage vehicle market value data. Loss Advisor is the latest advancement in the IAA Total Loss Solutions™ first-of-its-kind suite of products that ultimately leads to increased management of costs, as well as an enhancement in customer satisfaction and retention.

“The Loss Advisor tool uses insurance company and IAA data to allow for a significant enhancement in the accuracy of the evaluation typically given by existing tools regarding early total loss prediction,” said Pat Walsh, senior vice president of business development, IAA. “Because of this, Loss Advisor decreases storage and advance charges, reduces the cycle time and enhances the customer’s satisfaction.”

“By implementing the Loss Advisor tool, insurers can instill a greater sense of confidence in customers going through the claims process, which leads to increased policyholder fulfillment and retention,” said John Kett, CEO and president, IAA. “This development complements the existing features of IAA Total Loss Solutions, which serve to further exhibit IAA’s dedication towards being the leading industry expert providing a seamless suite of technologies that increases the effectiveness of the total loss claims process.”

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About IAA, Inc.

IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique multi-channel platform processes approximately 2.5 million total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles annually. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 talented employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a rapidly growing global buyer base – located throughout over 135 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to innovative vehicle merchandising, efficient evaluation services and digital bidding tools, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns.


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