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PIA to Hold 2011 Federal Legislative Summit March 30-31

PIA members who attend the summit will participate in high-level issue briefings and spend a full day visiting the offices of their Representatives and...
March 1, 2011

PIA will bring Main Street to Capitol Hill during the 2011 PIA Federal Legislative Summit, March 30-31 in Washington, D.C.

PIA members who attend the summit will participate in high-level issue briefings and spend a full day visiting the offices of their Representatives and Senators, to advocate on behalf of PIA's positions on key issues of concern to professional insurance agents.

"This year's summit occurs as many issues with the potential to affect agents' bottom lines remain in focus on Capitol Hill," said PIA National Government Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Blackwell. "Regulatory reform, healthcare reform, natural catastrophe policy, flood insurance and crop insurance are all issues in play. Our members will be addressing them with their elected representatives."

PIA National President Fred Thomas said PIA members participating in the summit will tell their Members of Congress that America's professional insurance agents remain unalterably opposed to federal regulation of insurance, and are against a so-called optional federal charter for insurers and producers. "Our support for state regulation of insurance remains steadfast, along with our opposition to federal encroachment into our industry and our businesses," he said.

PIA members will also urge their Representatives and Senators to support legislation to exempt health insurance agent commissions from the medical loss ratio (MLR) formula that will be used by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to calculate allowable expenses under the 2010 healthcare reform law.

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Click here to read PIA to Hold 2011 FLS (Insurance Newsnet 2/25/11)

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