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PIA Federal Legislative Summit This Week!

PIA members from around the country are preparing to converge on Washington, D.C, for the 2011 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The summit will be held...
March 29, 2011

PIA members from around the country are preparing to converge on Washington, D.C, for the 2011 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The summit will be held March 30-31. It begins on Wednesday, March 30 with an in-depth issue briefing and Q&A at The Westin Alexandria, the headquarters hotel for the summit. A special "early bird" briefing will be held Wednesday morning with a comprehensive issues briefing to be held Wednesday evening. The following morning, participants will gather for a kickoff breakfast.

Legendary author and award-winning journalist Bob Woodward will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. Woodward will speak during the March 31 kickoff breakfast. His topic will be "From Nixon to Obama."

Agents spend the remainder of the day on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers. Following the day of lobbying on the Hill, all FLS participants are invited to a reception, sponsored by The PIA Partnership. The Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) will also hold its annual PIAPAC Fundraising Dinner later that evening. The PIAPAC speaker will be Gary Walters. Mr. Walters worked at the White House for over 30 years, and was the Chief Usher there from 1986-2007. The Chief Usher is the top residence staff position at the White House.

This year there are seven principal issues that PIA members will be discussing during their Hill visits. PIA issue sheets on these issues can be downloaded here.

  1. Modern State Regulation of Insurance
  2. PIA Principles for Healthcare Reform
  3. National Flood Insurance Program
  4. Natural Disaster Legislation
  5. Crop Insurance
  6. Antitrust Legislation
  7. Producer Licensing

PIA agents will also advocate for Congressional action to reverse a mandate that the newly created Federal Insurance Office (FIO) conduct a study of insurance regulation and make recommendations to Congress and that producer compensation should not be considered as part of Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) calculations under the federal healthcare law.


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Still Time to Register for the FLS!  Plan now to join your fellow PIA members at the 2011 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. There's still time to register. For all the details, just go here.

Read PIA Readies for Capitol Hill Summit (National Underwriter 3/14)

PIA Announces Award Winning Journalist Bob Woodward to Keynote PIA FLS

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