ASCCA What You Need To Know November 7, 2016
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Mark Goldsmith
Hiring a millennial service writer had a positive influence on this service professional.
In 1988 Mark Goldsmith opened Mark's Independent Service in Chatsworth, CA. He aspired to be the best owner/technician he could be and constantly pushed himself to further his knowledge and understanding of the automotive industry.
Workers Compensation Law Changes May Impact You
As you may be aware, there is a change in California's Workers' Compensation law that takes  effect on January 1, 2017  for all new, renewal and inforce polices related to the exclusion of officers, directors, partners and members. The new law, AB 2883, makes the following changes:
  1. Any eligible individual (officer, director, general partner, managing member) electing exclusion from workers' compensation benefits must provide a signed waiver to the insurance carrier prior to January 1, 2017 
  2. For corporations, officers and directors (i.e., members of the Board of Directors) must now also meet a 15% ownership threshold in order to be eligible for exclusion 
  3. For partnerships, only general partners are eligible for exclusion 
  4. For LLCs, only managing members are eligible for exclusion 
Various parties have been interpreting the law as applying to policyholders only as they renew. Both the Division of Industrial Relations and the California Department of Insurance have been considering the new law and it is expected that they will issue guidance shortly that the law applies to inforce policies as of  January 1, 2017.
To be excluded (if still eligible under the new law), each eligible individual must sign the written waiver of workers' compensation benefits certifying that he or she qualifies for exclusion. Employers or employer representatives may not sign on behalf of the individual electing exclusionWe understand that this new law is taking effect under very challenging circumstances, including the short notice period and disruption of having this take place at year-end. We are committed to minimizing the impact to you as best we can.
For further information contact ASCCA's insurance partner, Glen Dailey of Armstrong & Associates, at 800.632.2777 or .
ASCCA's November Team Weekend - November 12-13
Come and join the ASCCA at the November Team Weekend in Sacramento.
November 12-13, 2016
Embassy Suites Sacramento
Central Pacific and River City Ballrooms
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Countertop Display Contest is Over!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Countertop Display Contest! We will reveal the winner at November Team Weekend on November 12th.
The contest was a close one! We received several entries on the final day, and at one point the score was tied. The winning region will be served ice cream by the losing region after lunch at Team Weekend. We hope to see you there!
Smog Check OBD Reference Update
ET Blast # 50982
An updated Smog Check OBD Reference Guide is now available on BAR's website. The following changes were incorporated:
Updated: Chevrolet 2001 Silverado / Tahoe C/K 1500; Chevrolet 2002 C/K 2500HD (diesel);
Added: BMW 2003 M3; Volvo 2000 S40 / V40; Mazda 2000 MPV.
The guide can be obtained by clicking on the following tabs: Industry>Licensees>Training>Other Training Resources at
ASCCA 2017 Raffle Sponsored by AESWave
We are excited to announce an ASCCA raffle sponsored by AESWave!
The prize is a 4-channel PicoScope Starter Diagnostic Kit (Foam) (retail price $1,705.00) & Pico 3 axis NVH Accelerometer Kit with Microphone in Foam (retail price $819.00).
Tickets are $25, and the drawing will take place at a Team Weekend on February 25, 2017 (you do not need to be present to win).
Proceeds will benefit ASCCA & Your Local Chapters ($5 of every ticket sold will go to your local chapter).
ASCCA recently announced its newest corporate sponsorship with Shop-Ware Inc., an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software. The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in paperless, cloud-based applications. Founder Carolyn Coquillette, an ASCCA member and owner of Luscious Garage in San Francisco, is assisted by Chip Keen, former owner of Hansville Repair and founder/developer of Garage Operator.
Check out their shop management software that meets cutting-edge web technology by visiting As a member benefit, all ASCCA members would receive their PRO plan at the SMS price for the first 6 months, saving you $900! Don't let this special offer pass you by.
AESWave Special Promotional Offer - Exclusively for ASCCA
AESWave is offering a special discount to ASCCA Members on their  diagnostic tools that includes:

4-channel PicoScope Starter Diagnostic Kit (Foam)
(retail price $1,705.00) &  Pico 3 axis NVH Accelerometer Kit with Microphone in Foam
(retail price $819.00)

Note: This is the same package featured in the ASCCA raffle
Promotional price $1,800
You save - $724!

* This is a pre-order and the sale price is contingent on a minimum of six members participating in the promotional offer before 2/28/17
(Your payment will not be processed until six members have participated.)

Click here for more information and to place your pre-order!
Save up to 55% off hotels - Exclusively for ASCCA
Now that it's Fall, there's no better time to get the best deals on hotels, available just for members of ASCCA. We've partnered with HotelStorm to offer our members exclusive savings on hotels, continuing all season long. Whether you're planning to book Thanksgiving accommodations or traveling out-of-state to watch the leaves change with loved ones, you'll always get the best rates. Use password Auto1234 to unlock savings.
Click here to visit HotelStorm.
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360
HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Each One Reach One: ASCCA 2016 Membership Drive with Contest and Raffle!
As a member of ASCCA, you understand the importance of strength in numbers. It's what helps ASCCA achieve its core purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals, and giving them voice .
Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced in Sacramento, many of which will impact small business owners. Thanks in large part to members like you, we've helped forge important relationships with state policymakers, regulators, and other industry professionals. Leveraging these relationships, ASCCA has been able to weigh in on important legislative discussions in Sacramento that would directly affect your business and your bottom line. But we still need your help!
Click here to read the complete Each One Reach One flyer.
Visit the ASCCA Member Resources page for more information including talking points on recent ASCCA achievements  which can be used as a leave-behind for new member recruitment.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact  Bill Lewis , the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
November 8:  Chapter  16 Meeting
November 9: Chapters 12 and 42 Meetings
November 10: Chapters 6 and 25 Meetings
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


ASCCA Member Resources
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see the many benefits of being a member.
Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

Armstrong & Associates

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In This Issue
Featured Podcast
Workers Compensation Law Changes
Team Weekend
ASCCA Countertop Display
Smog Check OBD Reference Update
2017 Raffle


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