Robin Westcott

VP of Government Affairs, Legal & Compliance - Robin S. Westcott, J.D. is Vice President of Government Affairs, Legal & Compliance (GLC) at AAIS. She is an attorney who spent more than 20 years in insurance-related regulatory positions in Florida. Robin oversees product compliance operations, consults with state insurance departments about the practical implications of regulatory initiatives and acts as the general counsel. She has helped to lead critical AAIS initiatives, including CannaBOP cannabis coverage and openIDL. Robin has a BS and JD from Florida State University.

Recent Posts

Artificial Intelligence is Modernizing Regulatory Compliance

Jan 18, 2022 / by Robin Westcott posted in openIDL, Community, Machine Learning/AI, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Tech News, Regulatory/Compliance, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, Connecticut


Risks are continually evolving and emerging, requiring updates to insurance policies in order for carriers to keep pace with market need. Whether you’re a regulator or an underwriter, reviewing new policy language in a timely fashion can be a challenge, and can negatively impact speed-to-market.

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Value of Blockchain “Sandboxes” Being Realized by Regulators

Nov 17, 2021 / by Robin Westcott posted in Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Tech News, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Legislation & Regulation, Data/Tech


We’re at an inflection point with blockchain technology. A greater community of interest has developed beyond cryptocurrency with the realization that blockchain can solve all types of problems. Insurance regulators nationwide are starting to create “sandboxes,” essentially incubators where new technologies and innovations can be developed and tested, exempt from prohibitive regulations, until a proper regulatory framework can be created.

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Blockchain: The Next Big Thing

Oct 8, 2021 / by Robin Westcott posted in openIDL, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Tech News, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Data/Tech, Modeling/Actuarial


In August, AAIS Views detailed the results of our hugely successful Proof of Concept (POC) for openIDL (Open Insurance Data Link) that proved the blockchain technology can dramatically improve the insurance regulatory reporting proves for insurers and regulators. We also saw that insurer information could be correlated with data from other sources to reveal deeper insights, and that data could be leveraged by regulators, while remaining private, secure and in full control of participating carriers

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Report Highlights: openIDL Passes COVID-19 BI Data Call Test

Aug 24, 2021 / by Robin Westcott posted in openIDL, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, COVID-19, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, NAIC, Data Call, Business Interruption, AAIS Views


On Aug. 16, at the 2021 Summer National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) National Meeting, AAIS VP of Government Affairs, Legal & Compliance, Robin Westcott, presented the results of a Proof of Concept (POC) testing whether openIDL could support a COVID-19 Business Interruption Data call issued by the NAIC.

The meeting served as the kickoff for the openIDL Regulatory Reporting Steering Committee (RRSC). Ms. Westcott provided highlights from the positive findings set out in the report published by AAIS declaring that blockchain/distributed ledger technology had passed the test enroute to even broader applications across the industry.

Following is a summary of Ms. Westcott’s presentation:

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