House Passes NFIP Extension Legislation

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on May 31, 2019 unless Congress acts. The history of NFIP extensions has been messy. The program was extended 17 times between 2008 and 2012, when the previous five-year reauthorization was signed into law. Currently, the NFIP is on its 10th short-term extension since late 2017. The …

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PIA National: Support for State Insurance Regulation Needs Action, Not Words

PIA National has been leading the insurance industry’s efforts to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). We helped develop FIO repeal legislation, which was introduced in this Congress by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV). PIA National has continued our advocacy by sending a letter of support, providing an action alert for PIA members to send to …

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PIA Defends Auto Insurance Industry in Letter to House

PIA National was joined by other insurance trades in a letter to the House Financial Services subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in advance of its hearing this week on “Examining Discrimination in the Automobile Loan and Insurance Industries.” This hearing follows legislation (H.R. 1756) introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) that would prohibit auto insurance …

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Tax Bill to Make Passthrough Deduction Permanent Introduced in Senate With PIA Support

Only a week after the 2019 PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS), Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), has introduced a PIA National priority, S. 1149, the "Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2019," to make permanent the 20 percent tax deduction available to passthrough entities. S.1149 is the companion bill to H.R. 216, bipartisan House legislation introduced …

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PIA 2019 Legislator of the Year, Rep. Billy Long

PIA National is pleased to name Representative Billy Long (R-MO) the 2019 Legislator of the Year for his long-standing effort to ensure the role of independent insurance agents in delivering healthcare to consumers. Representative Long represents the 7thCongressional District of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives. First elected to Congress in 2011, Rep. Long …

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FIO Repeal Bill, PIA Top Priority, Introduced

PIA National has led the insurance industry on the movement to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), and we’re pleased that Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) has reintroduced H.R. 1862,  legislation to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). PIA National has worked closely with Rep. Mooney on developing this legislation. Building support for it will be …

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PIA National Continues to Lead on Passthrough Tax Deduction

PIA National is building on our major win from earlier this year that ensured independent insurance agents could qualify for the 20 percent deduction for passthroughs. PIA National aggressively advocated for this tax relief for passthrough entities after the tax reform law (P.L. 115-141) was passed in December 2017. We advocated for the language that …

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