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State Affairs

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Ronald V. Jackson
Vice President for State Affairs, Southeast Region

Ronald V. (“Ron”) Jackson serves as vice president for state affairs, Southeast region for the American Insurance Association. This includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. In this capacity, Mr. Jackson works with AIA’s members and the property-casualty industry to advocate on legislative and regulatory issues in each state. He joined AIA as assistant vice president in 2010.

Prior to joining AIA, Mr. Jackson served as assistant commissioner for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, where he represented the commissioner before the Georgia General Assembly and executive branch on a wide variety of legal and regulatory matters, under the commissioner’s jurisdiction. Mr. Jackson also practiced telecommunications law in Atlanta and served as an aide to the Judiciary Committee in the Georgia State Senate.

Mr. Jackson is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law and Millsaps College.

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AIA's Ron Jackson previews some issues expected to come up at NCOIL's July meeting,

July 2, 2018 - There is concern about a one-size-fits-all approach because insurers will want to respond in different ways to mitigation efforts, according to Ron Jackson, the American Insurance Association’s vice president, state affairs, Southeast region....

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AIA's Ron Jackson recommends Florida lawmakers consider a no-pay, no-play auto system in AM Best

March 2, 2018 - No-fault repeal legislation in Florida appears to have suffered a blow to its chances for passage after a Senate appropriations subcommittee voted the bill down....

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AIA's Ron Jackson featured in a column on PIP repeal in the Palm Beach Post

February 23, 2018 - Jackson urges legislators to back the House bill and maybe go one better: Throw in a “no pay no play” rule that would mean drivers who do not buy required insurance could could not recover non-economic damages such as “pain and suffering,” which studies show could save another 6 percent on drivers’ bills, he said....

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AIA's Ron Jackson authors op-ed advocating for Florida PIP repeal in the Palm Beach Post

February 14, 2018 - The House has already recognized that moving away from the expensive, fraud-ridden PIP system makes sense. Now it is up to the Senate to embrace this opportunity to deliver additional savings to Floridians....

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AIA's Ron Jackson explains why second injury funds are a problem in WorkCompCentral

February 1, 2018 - "We're certainly glad that liability has been eliminated and welcome the reduction in expense," said Ron Jackson, AIA Southeast region vice president....

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AIA's Ron Jackson explains the issue with a workers' comp proposal in Florida

January 24, 2018 - “While we all have the utmost respect and appreciation for law enforcement and first responders, AIA opposes permitting recovery of mental stress claims in the workers’ compensation system in the absence of any physical impairment,” said Ron Jackson, Atlanta-based vice president for state affairs, Southeast region for the AIA....

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AIA's Ron Jackson tells Florida lawmakers to put consumers ahead of AOB abusers in the South Florida Sun Sentinel

January 17, 2018 - Under current law, unscrupulous attorneys and contractors have every incentive to engage in frivolous litigation over their inflated fees. Florida lawmakers should resolve in 2018 to put Florida insurance consumers ahead of litigation abusers and restore AOB to its legitimate intent....

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AIA's Ron Jackson criticizes a Florida proposal in WorkCompCentral

January 9, 2018 - “Adding an extra step to the workers’ compensation review and approval process is redundant and unnecessary. Workers’ compensation rate filings are already well supported with evidence, and subjected to rigorous scrutiny and public hearing before the Office of Insurance Regulation.”...

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AIA's Ron Jackson praises work of Florida's compensation claims judges in WorkCompCentral

January 4, 2018 - The American Insurance Association “appreciates the professionalism and commitment of OJCC judges and their contributions to an efficient and well-run workers’ compensation system,” said AIA Southeast Region Vice President Ron Jackson....

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AIA's Ron Jackson discusses the future of a drug formulary in North Carolina in WorkCompCentral

December 27, 2017 - “Our understanding is that the commission has not dropped the formulary idea entirely but does want to bring the stakeholders to the table and reach a consensus and then go to the General Assembly for statutory authority,” Jackson said....

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AIA's Ron Jackson talks no-fault auto in Florida with AM Best

December 13, 2017 - Ron Jackson, AIA vice president, state affairs, Southeast region, told Best’s News Service his group has a fundamental concern with Florida’s attempt to repeal the $10,000 liability coverage mandate and replace it with the $5,000 medical payments liability requirement, which the AIA believes is unnecessary. ...

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AIA's Ron Jackson quoted in WorkCompCentral on last year's Florida legislation addressing PTSD and first responders

November 17, 2017 - “Our folks have always had concerns about lessening the evidentiary standard and perhaps setting up situations where non-work-related mental stress could proliferate in the workers’ compensation context,” Jackson said at the time....

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AIA's Ron Jackson previews the upcoming NCOIL meeting in BestWeek

November 8, 2017 - “If provisions allow insurance companies to make filings that truly reflect what a discount may or may not be based on actuarial analysis, that’s one thing,” said Ron Jackson, the American Insurance Association’s vice president for state affairs, southeast region. “But to mandate and say that every insurer has to offer a credit for X, I don’t think you’ll find any support for that because that’s not an actuarial approach.”...

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AIA’s Ron Jackson explains AIA opposition to FL Legislation

October 5, 2017 - The American Insurance Association opposes the bills, with Ron Jackson, vice president, state affairs in AIA’s Southeast region, saying they are unnecessary. Florida law, Jackson said, already prohibits insurers from using credit scoring and ZIP code information that is unfairly discriminatory. Jackson said the bills are also anti-competitive and anti-consumer because appropriate use of credit scores allows insurers to provide consumers with more accurate and competitively priced products....

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AIA’s Ron Jackson tells Naples Daily News that Irma claims may be sped up by drones

September 13, 2017 - AIA southeast regional vice president Ron Jackson said Irma is one of the first hurricanes in Florida for which the insurance industry can use drones to inspect areas that adjusters can't visit right away, which could help speed up payments....

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AIA's Ron Jackson discusses North Carolina's ASC fee schedules in WorkCompCentral

September 8, 2017 - American Insurance Association (AIA) Southeast Region Vice President for State Affairs Ron Jackson says that the trial court's decision to invalidate the ASC fee schedule was "incorrect." He adds, "The General Assembly clearly directed the commission to adopt regulations to address costs for all medical facilities. The lower court's (and ASC's) reading of the law would lead to the absurd result of ASCs being paid more than hospitals for performing the same services — all at the expense of North Carolina employers."...

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AIA's Ron Jackson shares tips about protecting your car on Florida's WMNF

August 10, 2017 - “One thing that we and broader industry and folks like the National Insurance Crime Bureau that are active in loss prevention measures recommend is 1) Lock your cars. As we’ve discussed, there’s a lot of times when folks have made it very, very easy for their own vehicle to be stolen. 2) Parking in a well-lit area. If you’ve got the ability to add a safety feature to your vehicle; something visible that lets the people know that your car is protected in some fashion, then those are certainly measures that we would recommend. Then lastly and probably most importantly, consumers should understand their car insurance coverage and what policies they have."...

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AIA's Ron Jackson comments on the Workers' Compensation changes in WorkCompCentral

July 18, 2017 - The American Insurance Association (AIA) said compounds are known to be subject to "abusive pricing." AIA Southeast Region Vice President for State Affairs Ron Jackson said, "We support the (Florida) division's utilizing their statutory authority to identify potential issues and proactively address cost drivers for employers. These reviews may be necessary to ensure these are safe compounds and also that pricing is appropriate."...

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