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January 16, 2019
12:45 PM

Insurance producers set the stage for a positive working relationship with state lawmakers at our successful reception earlier this week.

January 16, 2019
10:55 AM

Thanks to Big “I” advocacy, the IRS recently revised its draft guidance on whether insurance agents and brokers qualify for the 20% pass-through tax deduction that is part of the new tax law.

January 16, 2019
10:55 AM

The IRS recently revised its draft guidance on whether insurance agents and brokers qualify for the 20% pass-through tax deduction that is part of the new tax law.

January 16, 2019
10:30 AM

Make your voice heard on the issues affecting the independent agent and broker community by joining us for the 2019 Big “I” Legislative Conference on May 8-9.

January 9, 2019
2:50 PM

Meet with your elected officials. There's still time to join us at an exclusive (and complimentary) legislative reception for the insurance producer community on Jan. 14 in Annapolis.

January 9, 2019
1:35 PM

A series of short-term extensions and the government shutdown left the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in troubled waters in recent weeks.

January 9, 2019
1:35 PM

A series of short-term extensions and the government shutdown left the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in troubled waters in recent weeks.

December 19, 2018
3:30 PM

Join us at an exclusive (and complimentary) legislative reception for the insurance producer community on Jan. 14 in Annapolis.

December 18, 2018
12:10 PM

As Congress and the Trump Administration spar over government funding, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is poised to become a casualty – potentially lapsing at the end of this week.

December 18, 2018
12:10 PM

As Congress and the Trump Administration spar over government funding, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is poised to become a casualty – potentially lapsing at the end of this week.

December 12, 2018
12:05 PM

It’s déjà vu all over again: After its ninth short-term extension since the program came up for renewal in September 2017, the NFIP again faces the possibility of a lapse if lawmakers do not reauthorize the program by Friday, Dec. 21.

December 12, 2018
12:05 PM

It’s déjà vu all over again: After its ninth short-term extension since the program came up for renewal in September 2017, the NFIP again faces the possibility of a lapse if lawmakers do not reauthorize the program by Friday, Dec. 21.

December 5, 2018
11:40 AM

Following a one-week extension, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) once again faces the possibility of a lapse if lawmakers fail to reauthorize the program this week.

December 5, 2018
11:30 AM

Following a one-week extension, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) once again faces the possibility of a lapse if lawmakers fail to reauthorize the program this week.

November 28, 2018
12:05 PM

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set to expire this Friday, federal lawmakers are short on time and options to keep the program afloat.

November 28, 2018
12:05 PM

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set to expire this Friday, federal lawmakers are short on time and options to keep the program afloat.

November 14, 2018
11:50 AM

As the dust settles on elections across the country, hear what your federal government affairs team – the Big “I” – predicts for how the new balance of power in Congress will affect the insurance industry in 2019.

November 7, 2018
4:30 PM

Learn what the election results mean for the Insurance Commissioner’s office and the make-up of the state Senate Finance Committee, which handles insurance issues.

November 7, 2018
4:25 PM

While Democrats gained greater influence in the state legislature from yesterday’s elections, there are changes in store for the legislative insurance committees.

November 7, 2018
4:20 PM

Read up on what the state election results and AgentPAC’s 94% success rate mean for you.

October 25, 2018
9:25 AM

Watch for an interim workers’ compensation rate filing to take effect in early 2019. It stems from legislation signed into law this week that “fixes” the Protz decision.

October 24, 2018
1:35 PM

Make sure your agency's practices are compliant. Recent legislation and a subsequent MIA regulation shut down the practice of variable commission rates (with one exception) as of Oct. 1. 

October 18, 2018
8:50 AM

In the final hours of the 2017-2018 legislative session, lawmakers sent to the governor IA&B-supported legislation to bring Pennsylvania’s WC law into compliance with a recent state Supreme Court decision.

October 11, 2018
9:10 AM
The elections are four weeks away and it’s all hands-on deck for InsurPac, the federal political action committee of the Big “I”.
October 3, 2018
1:15 PM

Several insurance-related issues remain in play as state lawmakers return to Harrisburg for the legislative homestretch. Learn about our advocacy efforts.

October 3, 2018
11:00 AM

As of Monday, Oct. 1, agencies now can give away items worth up to $50 in their promotions and drawings. Learn how to comply with the state’s revised rebating and inducements regulations.

September 12, 2018
11:05 AM

Make sure your agency's practices are compliant. Following passage of two bills during the 2018 session, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is shutting down the practice of variable commission rates – with one exception. 

September 5, 2018
4:25 PM

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s overtime eligibility standards could impact small business owners significantly. Our advocacy efforts continued this week when we attended a State House Committee hearing on the proposed regulation.

September 5, 2018
10:25 AM

Join the Big “I” for a free, members-only webinar to learn about the implementation and impacts of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

August 22, 2018
3:10 PM
New IRS draft regulations allow agents and brokers to benefit from the 20% pass-through deduction passed as part of the tax reform legislation signed into law last year.