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PIA Federal Legislative Summit Next Week

In just one week, members of PIA will converge on Washington, D.C. for the 2009 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The FLS will be held April...
March 25, 2009

2009 PIA Federal Legislative Summit: April 1 and 2, 2009In just one week, members of PIA will converge on Washington, D.C. for the 2009 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The FLS will be held April 1 and 2, 2009.

The FLS begins April 1 with an orientation session followed by an in-depth legislative briefing conducted by PIA government affairs staffers, held at the Marriott Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, PIA's headquarters hotel. On April 2, summit participants will gather for a breakfast program featuring a keynote address by Norm Ornstein, a political analyst and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, along with an exclusive video interview with Dr. Therese M. Vaughan, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), conducted by PIA National's CEO Leonard C. Brevik.

PIA members then head to the House and Senate for a full day of scheduled meetings with lawmakers in their offices. At day's end, a reception for all summit participants will be followed by the annual fundraising and awards dinner of the PIA Political Action Committee (PIAPAC).

"PIA's legislative summit is particularly important this year, because we are opposing the efforts of advocates of federal regulation of insurance to portray their ideas as reform measures that will strengthen insurance regulation," said PIA National President Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq.

"PIA supports the position of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that any framework established to regulate financial stability must build upon, not displace, the successful state-based system of insurance regulation," Auerbach said. "Our existing national system of state-based insurance regulation has performed well in safeguarding insurance companies and their stakeholders, including consumers, compared to the crisis in the federal regulatory system."

There's still time for you to attend the 2009 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. Simply click here to find more information and register. If you have questions about the Federal Legislative Summit, contact Mike Becker, Director of Federal Affairs at mikebe@pianet.org or at 703-518-1365.

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