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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AIA’s Alison Cooper addresses outdated Scaffold Laws in New York

October 5, 2017 - “Last week, legislation was introduced to make very basic reforms to New York's law — permitting a judge and jury to weigh the evidence of all parties' negligence, just like they would for any other lawsuit. Some called these changes "callous, cold-hearted" assaults "on working men and women." But the data tells a very different story.”...

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AIA’s Steve Bennett explains why a drug formulary would be beneficial in Arkansas

October 4, 2017 - Bennett told WorkCompCentral on Tuesday that AIA supports the changes AWCC has made to the formulary. “The revisions put more effective restrictions on opioid prescriptions,” he said....

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AIA Joint Statement on Tax Reform

October 3, 2017 - The American Insurance Association, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and the Reinsurance Association of America issued a joint statement in response to the release of a tax reform framework: “The P&C industry is pleased to see the framework’s plan for reducing the corporate tax rate to 20% and eliminating the alternative minimum tax,” the statement said. “The framework takes positive steps to address other business taxes in an effort to increase simplicity, efficiency, transparency, compliance and global competitiveness.”...

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AIA’s Stef Zielezienski talks regulation, innovation and risk with AM Best

October 3, 2017 - "How do you change functions that have relied on that traditional business model of insurance for decades, and how do you introduce change in a way that won't be disruptive to those who are uncomfortable with it? Regulation has to be seen as a platform for change--a launching point for innovation; otherwise, it will be an obstacle," Zielezienski said....

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AIA's Tom Santos talks NFIP with WORLD Radio

September 28, 2017 - Improved modeling and risk analysis is changing the market for commercial insurers in flood prone areas. (Segment begins at 7:56 minutes)...

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AIA’s Steve Simchak talks with Inside U.S. Trade about NAFTA negotiations and U.S. insurers

September 27, 2017 - “My understanding is that the specific discussions on financial services have gone well so far, though the financial services chapter cannot exist in a vacuum, of course,” Steve Simchak, director of international affairs at the American Insurance Association, told Inside U.S. Trade. “A successful outcome in the NAFTA negotiations is crucial for U.S. insurers, and we look forward to continuing to engage with the negotiations in future rounds.”...

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