WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 28, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today announced at Rep. Joe Kennedy, III (D-Massachusetts) will address the Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon at the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference.
The event will be held on Wednesday, May 3, at 12:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C., and will also feature the presentation of the annual InsurPac National Championship awards, InsurPac Young Agent of the Year and Eagle awards.
“The Big ‘I’ is honored that Rep. Kennedy, a member of the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee, will be addressing our members just as they embark on our annual pilgrimage to Capitol Hill,” says Charles E. Symington, Jr., Big “I” senior vice president for external and government affairs. “Rep. Kennedy is a rising star in the Democrat Party. We look forward to hearing his perspective on key issues as our agents prepare to meet with their federal representatives.”
Rep. Joseph “Joe” Kennedy, III, represents Massachusetts’s 4th Congressional District which spans from the Boston suburbs to the industrial cities of Massachusetts’ South Coast. He is currently serving his third term in Congress. Rep. Kennedy serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is particularly active on health care issues. Prior to being elected to Congress, he served as Massachusetts Assistant District Attorney in both the Middlesex County and Cape and Island’s District Attorneys’ Offices. He also served in the Peace Corps. Rep. Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
“Rep. Kennedy is at the forefront of many healthcare policy discussions in the House and he was a cosponsor of the ‘Cadillac tax’ or excise tax repeal bill during the 114th Congress,” says Jen McPhillips, Big “I” vice president for federal government affairs. “He understands that taxes and health care are critical issues to our small business members and consumers in Massachusetts and across the country.”
The Big “I” Legislative Conference is the insurance industry’s best-attended, most effective legislative meeting. This year’s event will take place May 3-5 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C., Downtown Hotel.
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 (NFIP), health care, tax reform, insurance regulatory reform, the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) and other economic challenges facing independent insurance agents and their clients.
Journalists interested in attending, please register online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 706-5473 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. Web address: www.independentagent.com.