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2016 Press Releases
|ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 3, 2016—North American Software Associates, Inc. (NASA), headquartered in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, is the newest company partner of the Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
|WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2016 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee for passing H.R. 4294, the “Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support Act,” spearheaded by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Illinois), and H.R. 4293, the “Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act,” led by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tennessee). The bills help ensure that the investment marketplace will continue to be widely available and affordable to all types of investors.
|ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 26, 2016 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Virtual University (VU) will kick off 2016 by hosting a free webinar series titled, “First Monday LIVE.” The series premiers on Monday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 p.m. ET and will air every first Monday of the month, except July 4.
| WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2016—Today, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) testified at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges Facing the National Flood Insurance Program.” Chris Heidrick, CPCU, ANFI, CFP®, the principal of Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services in Sanibel, Florida, and Big “I” Flood Insurance Task Force chairman, testified on behalf of the association.
|ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 11, 2016—Columbia Insurance Group, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).
|WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 2, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) mourns the passing of longtime friend and Congressman Mike Oxley (R-Ohio).