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Big “I” Provides House Financial Services Committee with Agent Perspective on Insurance Proposals

Association submits testimony to subcommittee regarding five legislative proposals.

clipped flag.gifWASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2014 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today submitted testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance at a hearing entitled, “Legislative Proposals to Reform Domestic Insurance Policy.”
”The Big ‘I’ welcomes the opportunity to provide the independent insurance agent and broker perspective on important legislative proposals currently circulating on Capitol Hill,” says Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president for external and government affairs. “The Big ‘I’ is pleased to offer insight on several bills and we look forward to continuing to work with the committee on any insurance-related legislation that might subsequently advance further in the legislative process.”
The Big “I” testimony is available HERE.IIABA Statement for the Record HFSC Hearing 5 20 14.pdfAdditional information on the hearing is also available on the committee’s website
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: