PIA National Succeeds in Keeping Agent Commission Cut Out of Draft NFIP Legislation

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) is optimistic about four draft bills that were recently released by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). Each of the released bills pertains to one of four categories: mitigation, mapping, administrative reform, and a foundational bill that reauthorizes the program for five years, forgives …

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PIA Opposes Proposal to Allow Sale of Health Insurance Across State Lines

PIA National is strongly opposed to an action taken by the administration that seeks to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines. In October 2017, President Trump issued an executive order (EO #13813), directing federal agencies to consider ways to increase competition and consumer choice in health care. In accordance with this executive …

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PIA Opposes Proposed Budget Cuts to Crop Insurance

Today, President Trump released his FY 2020 budget proposal. In it, he proposes a 15% cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Within that decrease in funding are steep cuts to the federal crop insurance program. The budget proposes to cut crop insurance by nearly $26 billion over the next 10 years. There are three …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Patrick McHenry, Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

Patrick McHenry was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. He represents all or parts of eight counties in western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to Asheville. Rep. McHenry received a B.A. in history from Belmont Abbey College and served in …

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Member Spotlight: Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member of Senate Banking Committee

Sherrod Brown (D) is a U.S. senator from the state of Ohio. First elected to the Senate in 2006, Sen. Brown is now the top Democrat, or Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over most insurance issues. He is continuing in that role after becoming Ranking Member …

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PIA National Advocates Against Cuts to Crop Insurance

This week, PIA National signed onto letters sent to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the House and Senate Budget Committees, urging them to protect crop insurance during budget negotiations. The letter, which has over 50 signatories representing insurance and agriculture organizations, discusses how the 2018 Farm Bill emphasizes the importance of crop insurance as a …

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