Mark your calendar for the 2018 Big “I" Legislative Conference, to take place April 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This annual gathering presents numerous opportunities for Big “I" agents to meet and mingle with the country's decision-makers.
Last year, Big “I" agents stormed Capitol Hill to urge members of Congress to take action on a variety of issues, including the NFIP, the Federal Crop Insurance Program, health care, state insurance regulation and tax reform. The Big “I" continues to uphold its reputation as one of the most impactful and respected associations on the Hill.
This year's schedule of events includes the following:
Hill day: On Thursday, April 19, agents will hit Capitol Hill for the association's annual lobbying day with members of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and their staff.
Legislative speakers: In addition to welcoming their constituents, elected officials from both sides of the aisle address the association's membership throughout the three-day event. The list of past prominent speakers includes modern-day U.S. presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and the late Ronald Reagan, as well as top congressional leaders from both chambers, including the Speaker of the House, Majority and Minority Leaders and chairs from numerous powerful committees.
Political overview: On Friday, April 20, Big “I" President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt will sit down with FOX News Channel's Bret Baier 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.
Large donor InsurPac reception: All InsurPac donors who contribute $1,000 or more are invited to a special reception on Thursday. This annual event has attracted up to 50 members of Congress and is sure to be well attended.
Other annual events that feature prominent political leaders include the young agents and InsurPac state chairpersons legislative luncheon and the large agent/broker and CEO dinner. Check out the full schedule of events and make plans to join your colleagues on the Hill in 2018!