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Dennis Kuhnke Named West Bend’s 2017 Distinguished Agent of the Year
WASHINGTON — Dennis Kuhnke, national and state leader of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), was recently honored as the 2017 recipient of the W.E. “Mike” Koehler Distinguished Agent of the Year Award, presented by West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. The award recognizes Dennis' professional excellence and years of service to the industry and his community...
PIA Applauds Proposal to Lower Pass-Through Tax Rate
PIA has expressed initial optimism about one aspect of the tax reform outline released by the Trump administration along with the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Committee.
Ongoing Catastrophe in Puerto Rico
Days after Hurricane Maria pounded the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people, authorities are starting to see firsthand the scope of devastation that left the US territory off the grid...
Florida Consumers Face New Hurricane Deductibles
In the aftermath of recent storms, hurricane deductibles are rising in Florida. Such deductibles can range from $500 up to 10 percent of a Florida home’s value. When a storm hits, the full effect of this cost-shifting to consumers becomes apparent...
Senate GOP Kills Health-Care Bill, Ending ACA Repeal Push
Senate Republicans gave up on their last-ditch bid to repeal Obamacare Tuesday as opposition in their own ranks ended months of fruitless efforts to deliver on a seven-year promise, and leaders said they would turn instead to overhauling the U.S. tax system...
U.S., EU Sign Covered Agreement
On September 22 the U.S. and the European Union said it would conduct a ceremony for the signing of a bilateral agreement on prudential insurance and reinsurance measures. The agreement involves three areas of insurance oversight: reinsurance, group supervision, and the exchange of insurance information between supervisors...
PIA Supports International Insurance Standards Act (H.R. 3762)
PIA has sent a letter thanking Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) for introducing the International Insurance Standards Act of 2017 (H.R. 3762). The bill requires that any international agreements must reflect the U.S. state-based insurance system...
Everyone Lives in a Flood Zone
And it’s important that your clients know that. Sadly, many think that floods are covered by their home owners or commercial lines property policies...
PIA Submits Comments on DOL Overtime Rule
On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas struck down an Obama administration rule that would have expanded mandatory overtime pay to include more than 4 million additional U.S. workers...
PIA’s Keith Savino Receives AUGIE Award
PIA National incoming President-elect and insurance technology leader Keith Savino has received an award from AUGIE, the Associations & User Groups Information Exchange...