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AIA Statement on the U.S.-U.K. Covered Agreement

Contact: Rachel Wallen
(202) 828-7149

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 12, 2018 – The American Insurance Association issued the following statement in response to the announcement of a new U.S.-U.K. Covered Agreement: 

“We applaud U.S. and U.K. negotiators for prioritizing the stability of the insurance marketplace ahead of next year’s Brexit,” said Steve Simchak, vice president and chief international counsel. “This agreement goes a long way toward limiting any disruption to the insurance marketplace. We appreciate the emphasis put on keeping it consistent with the existing Covered Agreement with the European Union and the engagement of state insurance commissioners during the negotiating process.” 

Background: The U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative offices announced on Tuesday their intention to sign a bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom ahead of the U.K.’s leaving the European Union next year.


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 330 companies, collectively writing more than $134 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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