PIA’s Federal Legislative Summit Is This Week!
Members of PIA will bring their concerns directly to Capitol Hill when they convene April 5-6 in Washington, D.C., for the 2017 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS).
The annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit is a gathering of PIA members from around the country who come together to meet with their members of Congress and advocate for their positions on issues important to Professional Insurance Agents.
“Legislative victories on our issues are made possible by the continued commitment and involvement by PIA members,” said PIA National President Gary Blackwell. “It’s part of our year-round coordinated program of grassroots advocacy.”
PIA members will encourage Congress to defend state regulation of insurance; abolish the Federal Insurance Office (FIO); provide a long-term authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); protect a strong and stable crop insurance program as part of the new Farm Bill; and reinstate fair and just compensation in healthcare.
In addition, PIA will support a clear and simple tax code, a reduction in individual and corporate income tax rates for small businesses, and will oppose tax provisions or regulations that impede small business growth.
“PIA members will advocate for solutions that enable agents to better serve their clients and communities,” said PIA National Vice President of Government Relations Jon Gentile. “We look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers to support the independent agency system and Main Street insurance agents everywhere.”
2017 PIA Advocacy and Policy Priorities:
PIA thanks its FLS Platinum sponsors The PIA Partnership and LexisNexis Risk Solutions; Gold sponsor ADM Crop Risk Services; Silver sponsors Liberty Mutual Insurance, Nationwide Independent and State Auto Insurance Companies; and Bronze sponsors The Motorists Insurance Group and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).