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PIA Names Rep. Kevin Cramer Legislator of the Year

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents was pleased to name Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) as its 2018 Legislator of the Year. The PIA National Executive Committee presented him the award during the 2018 PIA Federal Legislative Summit on April 25th...
April 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) was pleased to name Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) as its 2018 Legislator of the Year. The PIA National Executive Committee presented him with the award during the 2018 PIA Federal Legislative Summit on April 25th.

Congressman Cramer is a leader on several issues important to independent insurance agents. He is a strong supporter of healthcare legislation that will ensure that agents selling health insurance will be fairly compensated for the servicing of healthcare plans, thereby leading to an expansion of consumer choices. Rep. Cramer also supports the full repeal of the so-called “Cadillac tax,” the harmful 40-percent excise tax on employer-sponsored healthcare that is set to take effect in 2022.

In addition, the Rep. Cramer has long recognized the importance of crop insurance and the critical role played by independent insurance agents in the delivery of the federal crop insurance program.

“PIA greatly appreciates all of the work Congressman Cramer does in Congress that benefits independent insurance agents and the consumers they serve,” said PIA National Vice President of Government Relations Jon Gentile. “With several important insurance related pieces of legislation facing an expiration date within the next few months –  including renewal of the Farm Bill, which covers the federal crop insurance program – as well as extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, we look forward to working with Rep. Cramer to ensure that independent insurance agents are justly represented.”

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

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