FIO Seeks Comments on New Climate-Related Insurance Authority

As reported here, earlier this year, the Biden administration assigned new tasks to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) via an Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk that tasked both the FIO and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), another Dodd-Frank creation, with assessing “climate-related issues or gaps in the supervision and regulation of insurers.” On August 31, …

Continue reading FIO Seeks Comments on New Climate-Related Insurance Authority

Member Spotlight: Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)

Ben Cline was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 to represent Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. Before he was elected to Congress, Rep. Cline was an attorney in private practice and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for 16 years. He also served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockingham County and …

Continue reading Member Spotlight: Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)

FIO Repeal Bill Introduced in House

PIA has been  leading the effort to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) for years. On July 30, H.R. 4866, the Federal Insurance Office Abolishment Act of 2021 was reintroduced in the 117th Congress with our strong support. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) and cosponsored by Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI). PIA also supports the Senate version …

Continue reading FIO Repeal Bill Introduced in House

Biden Administration Gives Federal Insurance Office New Responsibilities

The Federal Insurance Office (FIO), created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), is an ongoing threat to the state insurance regulatory system. Back in 2016, PIA was the first national insurance association to advocate for the full repeal of the FIO. In pursuit of that work, PIA led the …

Continue reading Biden Administration Gives Federal Insurance Office New Responsibilities

PIA Releases 2021 Issues of Focus for Advocacy Day

PIA has released its 2021 Issues of Focus in preparation for its upcoming Advocacy Day, formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit (FLS). PIA members will highlight these issues during their meetings with their elected representatives on Advocacy Day. PIA deploys its grassroots advocacy resources throughout the year on countless issues of importance to independent insurance agents. …

Continue reading PIA Releases 2021 Issues of Focus for Advocacy Day

FIO Repeal Bill Introduced in Senate

PIA has long led the effort to repeal the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). On March 2nd, the “Federal Insurance Office Abolishment Act of 2021" (S. 524) was reintroduced with our strong support. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and cosponsored by senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). …

Continue reading FIO Repeal Bill Introduced in Senate

Rep. Mooney Accepts PIA Legislator of the Year Award

Recently PIA National's annual PIA Advocacy Day was postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus-related travel and crowd-size limitations. At Advocacy Day, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV) was to be awarded PIA’s 2020 Legislator of the Year Award. The congressman was chosen to receive the award due to his steadfast leadership in championing legislation to repeal the Federal …

Continue reading Rep. Mooney Accepts PIA Legislator of the Year Award

PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

  PIA National has released its 2020 Legislative Priorities in the lead up to PIA Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit). PIA members will use the priorities in their meetings with their elected representatives during Advocacy Day. Our full PIA legislative priorities with background on each issue can be found here. Below …

Continue reading PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

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 …

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

Member Spotlight: Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)

Sean Duffy was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010 to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Duffy’s district spans Northwestern and much of central Wisconsin and covers 20 counties. Rep. Duffy obtained his BA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and his JD from the William Mitchell College of Law. Prior …

Continue reading Member Spotlight: Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)