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New PIA President Spalding Addresses Issues During Inaugural

New PIA National President Jon Spalding says the association will continue to oppose federal regulation of insurance and support the current system of state-based regulation....
October 13, 2009

New PIA National President Jon Spalding says the association will continue to oppose federal regulation of insurance and support the current system of state-based regulation. In addition, PIA's advocacy on healthcare reform will focus on guaranteeing agent involvement in anything Congress may approve. Spalding made the remarks during a PIA board meeting held October 4, 2009 in San Diego, California, where he was installed.

Spalding pledged that PIA will continue to be an activist, grassroots organization that aggressively advocates for the interests of professional insurance agents, particularly in Congress.

"Our association's two main priorities today affect each and every one of us: the proposed reform of our health care system and the regulation of our industry," said Spalding. "On the health care issue, we are steadfast in our view that if Congress does pass something, it should be based on common sense. Spalding added that PIA will remain steadfast in support of state regulation of insurance, opposing efforts to shift insurance regulation to the federal government. "Our position is clear: the PIA opposes the federal regulation of insurance and supports state regulation, period," he said.

"We will continue to advocate to protect and defend our members and their livelihoods. In addition, we must develop innovative products and services that generate revenue for our members and affiliates -- that's a win-win for all of us," Spalding said.


PIA National Past President Robert M. Spalding, Sr. (1995-1996) (left)
administered the oath of office to his son, newly-installed PIA National
President Jon Spalding.

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