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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 Simchak discusses the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations in Politico's Morning Trade

August 21, 2017 - "By all accounts this was a successful first round,” Steve Simchak, director of international affairs at the American Insurance Association, said in a statement to Morning Trade. “The pace that the three parties have committed to is impressive and a good sign of their expectations for future progress. The bottom line is that it seems as though all three are willing to improve NAFTA — to make it more reflective of the way business is done today rather than how business was done almost 25 years ago."...

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AIA's Steve Bennett discusses the importance of drug formularies on

August 21, 2017 - Steve Bennett, counsel for the American Insurance Association (AIA), confirmed Moody's assessment, saying in an email that formularies “are critical in reducing the dangers to injured workers caused by inappropriate pharmaceutical prescriptions.”...

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AIA discusses flood risk management standards in AM Best

August 17, 2017 - The American Insurance Association said flood mitigation and resilience should be part of any conversation to address infrastructure problems. “We will continue our important dialogue with the administration on these two points as well as other ways to reduce the threat of flooding,” the AIA said....

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AIA's Steve Bennett criticizes a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in WorkCompCentral

August 16, 2017 - American Insurance Association (AIA) Associate General Counsel Steve Bennett said, "AIA remains concerned about the effects of the court's decision for Pennsylvania's business community. The ruling will increase costs for employers and add a level of uncertainty to the workers' compensation claims process going forward. We hope a legislative remedy comes quickly."...

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AIA amicus brief in New York’s Reopened Case Fund case referenced in WorkCompCentral

August 14, 2017 - Two amicus briefs were also filed: One by attorneys for the American Insurance Association, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and the New York Insurance Association; another by the Electrical Employers Self-Insurance Safety Plan....

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AIA's Ron Jackson shares tips about protecting your car on Florida's WMNF

August 10, 2017 - “One thing that we and broader industry and folks like the National Insurance Crime Bureau that are active in loss prevention measures recommend is 1) Lock your cars. As we’ve discussed, there’s a lot of times when folks have made it very, very easy for their own vehicle to be stolen. 2) Parking in a well-lit area. If you’ve got the ability to add a safety feature to your vehicle; something visible that lets the people know that your car is protected in some fashion, then those are certainly measures that we would recommend. Then lastly and probably most importantly, consumers should understand their car insurance coverage and what policies they have."...

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