As your Insurance Commissioner, I would petition the Legislature to repeal the Legislation from 2008 which has allowed for the escalation of Automobile Insurance Premiums. The Legislation was touted as deregulation assistance to Georgians. However, since 2008, there have been dramatic increases in premiums without the approval/oversight of the Insurance Commissioner. Georgia led the Nation in Automobile Premium Rate increases in 2016 and currently ranks #1 or #2 in premium increases nationwide. I plan to help the Family Budget by addressing this issue!
Healthcare Providers are at the mercy of delayed reimbursement for procedures, services, and products supplied to Patients. Delayed payments, ridiculous Prior Authorization Practices, and unfair reimbursements have caused many Independent Pharmacies and Private Practice Physicians to close or merge their practices. We must resolve to change the practices by which Providers are not adequately reimbursed for services! The importance of Private Practice Physicians and Independent Pharmacies must not be undervalued.
Georgians must have a voice and be recognized when problems and issues arise with Insurance Claims. As the Consumers in Georgia, the People must have their problems acknowledged while being treated with courtesy and respect. It is not acceptable to simply pass off a problem as resolved without investigating the details thoroughly. Customer Service needs to be addressed at the state level so that complainants can actually reach a person and feel they have resolution. It is my intention to continue to be an Advocate for the People of Georgia!