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Big “I” Statement on House Introduction of “Cadillac” Tax Repeal

Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) and Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) introduce bill to repeal “Cadillac” tax.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24. 2019 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I") today released the following statement by Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" President & CEO on the introduction of the “Cadillac" tax repeal:

“The Big 'I' fully supports repealing the harmful “Cadillac tax" and is grateful to Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) and Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) for introducing this critical legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. This destructive tax will do irreparable damage to the employee benefits marketplace. It is imperative that Congress protect the employer sponsored health care system for the 181 million Americans who depend on it. The Big “I" looks forward to continuing to work with the Trump Administration and leaders in Congress to ensure this tax never sees the light of day."

 ​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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