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Steve Schneider
Vice President for State Affairs, Midwest Region

Steve Schneider serves as vice president for state affairs, Midwest region for the American Insurance Association. This includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Mr. Schneider’s responsibilities include direct contact with legislative and regulatory policymakers, as well as the management of retained counsel on AIA’s behalf. He works out of AIA’s regional office in Deerfield, Illinois.

Formerly, Mr. Schneider was the state government affairs officer for Kemper Insurance Companies and the director of state government relations for Washington National Corporation. He also served as the assistant director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and worked for the Illinois State Senate Minority Leader as a staff member for the Insurance, Pensions, and Licensed Activities Committee. Mr. Schneider also has experience with the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and served as a volunteer and professional consultant for various other local, state, and national congressional campaigns.

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Quincy University and has a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago.

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AIA's Steve Schneider discusses potential workers' compensation reimbursement increases in Illinois with WorkCompCentral

December 20, 2017 - “Medical costs for workers’ compensation care in Illinois on average are far more than in most other states. This seems to be the wrong move at the wrong time,” Schneider said....

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AIA’s Steve Schneider explains no-fault auto reform in MI to BestWire

September 8, 2017 -Midwest regional vice president Steve Schneider says that AIA has long supported no-fault reform in Michigan, which has one of the nation's most expensive systems. "We think reforms must reduce medical costs, give consumers more choices, and introduce reasonable reforms to cut down on insurance fraud. We encourage legislators to keep these consumer-focused reforms in mind as reform talks get underway."...

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AIA's Steve Schneider praises Illinois Gov. Rauner's decision to veto HB 2525 in Business Insurance

August 28, 2017 - “Illinois already has the most competitive marketplace for workers’ compensation insurance in the nation — reversing course and putting the state in charge of setting prices for workers’ compensation insurance will do nothing to fix the true cost drivers of Illinois' workers' compensation system,” said Steve Schneider, vice president for state affairs, Midwest region....

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AIA's Steve Schneider praises Illinois Gov. Rauner's decision to veto HB 2622 in Business Insurance

August 21, 2017 - "We’re pleased the governor decided to veto this bill,” Steve Schneider, vice president for state affairs, Midwest region, American Insurance Association, said in a statement. “Given Illinois' record of financial mismanagement, the last thing its politicians should be entrusted with is paying for the medical bills of injured workers across the state. Illinois has an abundance of insurance companies — more than any other state — competing in the workers’ compensation business, so putting Illinois taxpayers on the hook for yet another obligation would have been a terrible mistake.”...

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AIA's Steve Schneider discusses the cost of medical care in Illinois in WorkCompCentral

July 28, 2017 - American Insurance Association (AIA) Midwest Region Vice President Steve Schneider said, "We're pleased that the rates continue to decrease in Illinois, but what's important to note is Illinois' relation to other states." ...

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AIA's Steve Schneider comments on the future of Illinois' workers compensation reform in Business Insurance

July 13, 2017 - Workers compensation reform in the state of Illinois may be tough given the political climate in the state, experts said. “First and foremost, things need to cool down considerably,” said Steve Schneider, Chicago-based vice president for state affairs, Midwest region, American Insurance Association....

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AIA's Steve Schneider discusses Illinois Workers' Comp reforms in WorkCompCentral

July 13, 2017 - Bipartisan workers' compensation reforms in Illinois, which had been negotiated by pro-business Republicans and pro-labor Democrats, are most likely dead until after the 2018 governor's race. "We're entering the real campaign season and I don't think tempers will cool down until after the election," says Steve Schneider, Midwest Region Vice President for State Affairs at the American Insurance Association. ...

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AIA's Steve Schneider discusses Illinois workers' compensation reform and the 2018 midterm election in the Chicago Tribune

July 11, 2017 - "We're entering the real campaign season and I don't think tempers will cool down until after the election," says Steve Schneider, vice president of Midwest state affairs for the American Insurance Association....

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AIA's Steve Schneider states that Illinois' tax increases send the wrong message to businesses in A.M. Best

July 11, 2017 - [AIA's Steve Schneider] added that the passage of tax increases without workers' comp reforms this session sends the business community the message that more work needs to be done. "That's not a good message to send to employers and the state or outside the state," said Schneider...

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AIA's Steve Schneider discusses the need for real workers' compensation reform in Illinois in Business Insurance

July 7, 2017 - American Insurance Association (AIA) Midwest Region Vice President for State Affairs Steve Schneider says, "Illinois' volatile atmosphere means that the opportunity for beneficial workers' compensation reform is unlikely for the foreseeable future. There are two bills (HB 2525 and HB 2622) still in play, but neither would address any of the real issues in Illinois' workers' compensation system, like the need to reduce costs for employers and improve medical care for injured workers."...

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AIA's Steve Schneider discusses the future of Illinois workers' compensation reform in WorkCompCentral

July 7, 2017 - American Insurance Association (AIA) Midwest Region Vice President for State Affairs Steve Schneider said, "Nothing is ever dead in Springfield, but since 4068 is a Republican-sponsored bill, it's probably not going to progress very far. With respect to workers' compensation, tempers are at such a high and the hostility is so extraordinary, I don't think there's any sentiment to put together a workers' compensation compromise package today and maybe for the short-term future. ...

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AIA's Stephen Schneider evaluates the impact of Illinois' budget crisis on workers' compensation reform in WorkCompCentral

July 5, 2017 - American Insurance Association (AIA) Midwest Region Vice President for State Affairs Steve Schneider said, "The situation is normal: Stress and hostility in Springfield. There is just not any clear path forward right now on workers' compensation reform or property tax reform or the other non-budget-related items."...

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AIA's Stephen Schneider discusses workers' compensation fraud in Illinois in the Sangamon Sun

June 26, 2017 - “We think Illinois should do it tougher and bigger and bolder in pursuing workers’ compensation fraud,” Stephen Schneider, AIA's Midwest region vice president, told KCBA, the firm said. n...

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