PIA Advocacy Day: Join us at PIA’s Congressional Fly-In

Each year, PIA agents from around the country travel to Washington, D.C. to attend PIA National’s annual congressional fly-in, formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit (FLS), now known as PIA Advocacy Day. The name change reflects the unique, action-oriented nature of PIA National’s member fly-in, as compared to other association conferences, which are often …

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Senate Passes Flood Insurance Program Extension to November

Today the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4378, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until November 21 by a vote of 82-15. An extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire September 30, was included in the bill. The House of Representatives already passed the bill earlier in September. The new expiration date …

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Cannabis Bill Supported by PIA Passes House

PIA National is pleased that the House tonight passed H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019 in a bipartisan vote of 321 - 103. Please see our press release here.  As reported earlier this week, PIA National has been working to advance legislation that would provide a legal safe harbor for independent agents who engage in …

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Cannabis Bill Backed by PIA Set for House Vote

Throughout the summer, PIA National has been working to advance legislation to protect insurance agents from prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. In July, the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act was introduced with PIA’s full support. The bill would provide a legal safe harbor for independent …

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House Passes Flood Insurance Extension as Expiration Deadline Looms

On Thursday, September 19th, by a vote of 301-123, the U.S. House passed H.R. 4378, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until November 21. An extension of the National  Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire September 30, was included in the bill. The Senate is expected to consider the legislation soon, and, if the …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)

Jason Smith was first elected to represent Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives during a special election in June 2013. He was reelected in November 2014. He is dedicated to protecting rural America against intrusive government regulations, expanding markets for farmers, and protecting his constituents’ rustic ways of life. Hailing originally …

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Proposed Flood Regulation Could Hurt Agents, Consumers

PIA National recently submitted comments in response to the July 8, 2019 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)[1] published by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The ANPR outlines potential changes to the methodology currently used for payments to Write Your Own (WYO) insurance companies selling flood policies in …

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