WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") today released the following statement by Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO, on President Trump's signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“The Big 'I' would like to thank President Trump and his administration for working around the clock to bring much-needed relief to individuals and businesses across the country. We would especially like to thank Treasury Secretary Mnuchin for his bipartisan work with Leaders McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Schumer (D-New York) in the Senate and Speaker Pelosi (D-California) and Leader McCarthy (R-California) in the House. His tireless efforts over the last week made the vital CARES Act a reality. In these uncertain times, this remarkable effort has made possible significant funding to keep Americans healthy while also providing small businesses with immediate tax relief and much needed access to capital. The Big 'I' remains committed to working with the Trump Administration, Congress, our colleagues in the insurance market and other stakeholders to respond to the pandemic. As the nation continues to face the ongoing health and economic concerns caused by COVID-19, we will continue to help identify and implement solutions to overcome this challenge together."
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice® brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.