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BRET BAIER TO ADDRESS BIG “I” MEMBERS

FOX News Channel anchor will discuss current political landscape at Big “I” Legislative Conference.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2018— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I") today announced that FOX News Channel's Bret Baier be will be a featured speaker at the annual Big “I" Legislative Conference. 

On Friday, April 20, Big “I" President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt will sit down with FOX News Channel's Bret Baier during the General Session Breakfast to discuss the current political landscape and how it affects issues important to independent agents and brokers. Baier is FOX News Channel's chief political anchor and anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier," the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the top five shows in cable news. Based in Washington, D.C., he joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau. 

“With the current climate in Washington D.C. anything but politics as usual, Bret Baier will be able to offer insights on the inner workings of Washington," says Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO. “I look forward to talking with him about issues such as health care, taxes, insurance regulation and of course major national policy and political issues of the day."

The Big “I" Legislative Conference is the insurance industry's best-attended, most effective legislative meeting. This year's event will take place April 18-20 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

The Legislative Conference is an opportunity for Big “I" members to discuss important issues with their congressional representatives. Top issues this year include the National Flood Insurance Program, health care, insurance regulatory reform and the Federal Crop Insurance Program.

Journalists interested in attending can register online, or contact Katie Butler for media registration.

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I") is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately 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.  

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