IIABA NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE SET FOR APRIL
Event Gives Agents & Brokers Opportunity to Meet With Their Members of Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 14 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) has scheduled its 28th annual National Legislative Conference, the industry’s largest and most effective legislative gathering, for April 21-23 at The Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, D.C.
The event, which always features leading national decision-makers, will bring hundreds of independent insurance agents and brokers to the nation’s capital to meet with their elected representatives at the conference and in visits to Capitol Hill offices. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for agents and brokers to discuss important issues with their congressional representatives. Top issues this year include insurance regulatory modernization, tort reform, passage of a flood insurance reform bill, and changes in the tax treatment of intangible assets.
Highlights of the National Legislative Conference will include an in-depth issues briefing session; the annual IIABA congressional reception on Capitol Hill; appearances by numerous high-profile speakers discussing important insurance and national issues confronting lawmakers as well as agents and brokers in Washington, D.C.; and hundreds of meetings on Capitol Hill between IIABA agents and brokers and lawmakers.
This high-profile event, in past years, has included as speakers the past three sitting presidents—Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. The conference’s speakers list has included the last three Speakers of the House—current Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), and former Speakers Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Tom Foley (D-Wash.). This year’s National Legislative Conference speakers will be announced as confirmations are received.
To register online and for hotel reservations go to www.independentagent.com and select the “Events and Conferences” link. You can also obtain downloadable copies of the event registration and hotel reservation forms at this section.
Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 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: www.independentagent.com.