The Big “I” has joined
forces with a diverse group of public and private sector employers, unions, and other health insurance stakeholders to launch “The Alliance to Fight the 40: Stop the 40% Tax on Health Benefits” (“Fight the 40”).
Video: Big "I" Mentioned on Senate Floor
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) acknowledged the Big "I" during the Senate floor debate, recognizing the association first in referencing insurance industry groups—particularly notable since the Big “I” is the only group representing independent property-casualty agents to earn a mention. The association worked tirelessly on both of these important issues, which have been the primary subject of multiple Big “I” Legislative Conferences, numerous grassroots alerts and hundreds of hours of shoe-leather lobbying in the halls of Congress. On Jan. 8, 2015, the legislation was finally sent to the President's desk to be signed into law.
2016 Big "I" Legislative Victories
The Big "I" government affairs team has recently racked up some important achievements on Capitol Hill. Victories on crop insurance and flood insurance reforms, as well as progress in other key areas, are making a difference for independent agents and brokers and their customers.
Click HERE to listen to Bob Rusbuldt, Big "I" president and CEO, discuss the 2016 legislative victories.