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2016 PIA FLS This Week!

This week, PIA members from around the country converge on our nation’s capital for the 2016 PIA Federal Legislative Summit...
April 19, 2016

This week, PIA members from around the country converge on our nation’s capital for the 2016 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS). The annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit is a gathering of PIA members from around the country who come together to meet with their members of Congress and advocate their positions on issues important to Professional Insurance Agents.

“We closed out last year with a string of legislative successes that we are looking to build on in 2016,” said PIA National President Robert W. Hansen, Jr. “Just one example was the fact that a grassroots campaign by PIA helped get Congress to overwhelmingly reverse a planned $3 billion cut to crop insurance. However, this particular challenge continues in 2016 because once again, President Obama is trying to cut crop insurance, this time by $18 billion over 10 years in his most recent budget proposal. PIA will urge Congress to reject this latest proposal.”

PIA members will advocate for solutions that enable agents to better serve their clients and communities by encouraging Congress to defend state regulation of insurance, protect a strong and stable crop insurance program, provide a long term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and reinstate fair and just compensation in healthcare.

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The 2016 PIA Federal Legislative Summit begins on the evening of Wednesday, April 6, at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, PIA’s headquarters hotel, with an in-depth issues briefing session and Q&A to prepare attendees for their congressional visits. The day ends with a reception hosted by PIA’s agency-company council, The PIA Partnership, as well as a fundraising dinner for the Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC).

The following morning, April 7, PIA members will gather for a kickoff breakfast before making their way to Capitol Hill for a day of advocacy visits with their members of Congress.

PIA thanks our FLS Platinum sponsor, The PIA Partnership; Gold sponsor ADM Crop Risk Services; Silver sponsors, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Nationwide Independent, State Auto and The Hartford.

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