Georgia Insurance Commissioner Elections 2018: Meet Tracy Jordan

2018 is a big election year for the state of Georgia. But if you are anything like me, you are usually too busy to pay as much attention to local politics as you should. So, to make things easier, I have started a series to pick apart each candidate’s pros and cons.

With introductions out of the way, meet Republican Tracy Jordan.

On her website, it says Jordan graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and worked as a licensed pharmacist for 27 years.

In 1996, she purchased West Jackson Medicine Center and operated it as a successful business until she merged it with another independent pharmacy in 2015.

According to the website, “During her career, she saw Georgia consumers and businesses forced to fight their insurance companies for claim payments and timely reimbursements.”
Now, Jordan is serving a second term on the Hoschton City Council, running her own business in Hoschton, and selling properties all over Georgia.

If elected, Jordan wants to:
• End “file and use,” meaning that auto insurance providers will no longer be allowed to raise their rates without approval from the Georgia Insurance Commissioner.
• Will enact a reimbursement reform in which health insurance providers will have to reimburse claims within 30 days or be fined so that healthcare providers will be adequately reimbursed for their services.
• Protect consumers instead of the insurance industry by addressing customer service needs at the state level so that the people “will have their problems acknowledged while being treated with courtesy and respect” and get their problems resolved.

If Jordan is your preferred candidate, the election will be on November 6.

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