Member Spotlight: Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Kathy Castor was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2006 to represent Florida’s 14th Congressional District, which includes Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County. Before her election to Congress, Rep. Castor served as a Hillsborough County Commissioner and an attorney. Rep. Castor is a graduate of Emory University and Florida State University …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)

Steve Stivers was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010 to represent Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Stivers served in the Ohio state Senate and worked in the private sector promoting economic development and encouraging job creation. Rep. Stivers has also served over 30 years in the …

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PIA Urges Senate Action on Cannabis Safe Harbor Bill

PIA National has been working to advance legislation to protect insurance agents from federal prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. To that end, PIA helped develop the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act, which would provide a legal safe harbor for independent agents that engage …

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Insurance Commissioners Vote to Reexamine Rebating

During the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) recent Fall National Meeting in Austin, TX, the Innovation and Technology Task Force, led by Commissioner Jon Godfread (ND), voted to develop amendments to the Unfair Trade Practices Act (Model #880) to address rebating. Commissioner Godfread noted that anti-rebating laws have existed in some form or another …

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