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AIA Hails Passage of Workers' Comp Formulary Bill in California

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2015 – Steve Suchil, Western region assistant vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the statement below following the adjournment of the California Legislature.  The 2015 California legislative session ran from January 1 thru September 11.  AIA hailed the passage of Assembly Bill 1124 which requires the adoption of a workers’ compensation drug formulary by July 1, 2017.  AB 1124 passed on the final day of session and now heads to Governor Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.

Mr. Suchil’s statement follows:

“A major highlight of California’s 2015 legislative session was the passage of AB 1124.  This bill takes a significant step forward in improving the state workers’ compensation system as it will assist in injured workers' medical outcomes, decrease system bureaucracy and provide for savings.  Formularies have been adopted in other states, and have proven to be effective in the managed care setting.

“AIA supported the legislation and commends Assembly Member Henry Perea for his leadership on the matter.  He and his staff worked hard to convene meetings with affected parties and consider various points of view during the legislative process.  We urge Governor Brown to sign the bill.”


The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in the property-casualty insurance industry.  Our members work each day to protect the American Dream, whether that’s a house, car, business or otherwise.  Now more than 150 years old, AIA has an unparalleled record of advocating on state, federal and international issues for insurers and their customers.

Our membership is comprised of more than 320 companies, collectively writing more than $125 billion in premiums each year.

We have the experience of a veteran organization coupled with the innovative ideas that drive our industry forward. AIA is leading the insurance industry into the second half of the 21st Century… today.

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