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Statement on Crop Insurance by PIA
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is opposed to the steep cuts to crop insurance once again included in the Trump Administration proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019
Statement by National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
WASHINGTON — In the early-morning hours of Feb. 9, Congress passed, and the president subsequently signed, a short-term continuing resolution that included another short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program through March 23, 2018...
The National Underwriter/PIA 2018 Independent Agent Study Results
Results of the 2018 National Underwriter/PIA Independent Agent Study have just been released, in the February 2018 issue of the National Underwriter...
Next Shutdown Deadline Days Away
Here we go again. The next deadline for Congress to take action to avoid a government shutdown is February 8. Congress has yet to pass a long-term spending bill for fiscal year 2018, relying on a series of short-term continuing resolutions to keep the government open...
A Look at Insurance Issues in 2018
PIA National Vice President of Government Relations Jon Gentile takes a look ahead at a few of the insurance issues in 2018 that have an impact on independent agents...
S&P: P/C Stable But “Something Has to Give”
According to a new report by S&P Global Ratings, insurers will face the real test in 2018 if catastrophe losses come close to last year's activity and if reserve development becomes unfavorable...
Claims From CA Wildfires Near $12 Billion
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said on Jan. 31 that the 2017 wildfires generated $11.8 billion in insurance claims, exceeding the total claims from the top 10 previously most expensive wildfires in the state...
Study: Major Cloud Outage Could Cost $15 Billion
A study from Lloyd’s of London and AIR Worldwide reveals that a failure at just one top cloud service provider could cost the U.S. economy up to $15 billion, with much of the burden falling to small and medium-sized businesses...
In UK, Big Fines for Failing to Address Cyber Risk
According to a recent report, businesses in Britain could be fined up to £17 million ($23.9 million) if they fail to have the “most robust” safeguards in place to thwart cyberattacks...
What Does the Tax Cut Law Mean for Agents?
How will PIA members fare under the newly-enacted tax cut law? It depends...