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AIA's Joe DiGiovanni and Mike O'Malley outline AIA's 2018 priorities in AM Best

January 24, 2018 - The American Insurance Association said it believes legislation to address AOB could finally pass this year after several failed attempts. “It’s probably going to go down to the very end of the session and you try to get the best bill that you can,” said Joe DiGiovanni, AIA senior vice president for state affairs. “It’s clear they’re intent on passing something.”...

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AIA's Katie Pettibone pushes back on California Commissioner Dave Jones' rating proposal in AM Best

January 23, 2018 - “Taxes are just one component of rate filings, as are the growing losses from natural disasters,” said Katherine Pettibone, AIA western region vice president, state affairs. ...

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AIA's work on assignment of benefits reform cited in an editorial in the Daytona Beach News Journal

January 23, 2018 - AOB lawsuits jumped from 405 in 2006 to more than 28,000 in 2016, an increase of 6,800 percent. Before that spike, according to the American Insurance Association, property insurance rates in Florida had either decreased or stayed the same in 63 percent of insurer filings approved by the state....

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AIA's Steve Simchak explains why you should be paying attention to this round of NAFTA renegotiations

January 22, 2018 - By permitting financial institutions to store and process data in the location that’s best for them, we can improve the financial products we all consume, help secure our personal information from cyberattacks, and help make it possible for the under-insured and under-banked populations to gain access to the financial system....

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AIA's Tom Santos says 2018 needs to be the year Congress changes the way we respond to natural disasters

January 19, 2018 - With the imminent need to reauthorize the flood insurance program, we urge lawmakers to use this opportunity as the catalyst for serious natural catastrophe reforms in 2018....

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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 talks windshield repair fraud on News 4 Jacksonville

January 16, 2018 - Ashley Kalifeh, representing the American Insurance Association and Associated Industries of Florida, said glass experts should also be able to conduct the inspections while expressing concern about the timelines. Kalifeh said people are already being encouraged by some glass shops to avoid inspections for windshield replacements that may not be needed....

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