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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.
August 22, 2018
3:05 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.
August 22, 2018
3:00 PM

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s overtime eligibility standards are poised to impact small business owners and their employees. We voiced our concerns this week and offered suggestions for improvement.

August 22, 2018
2:25 PM

Delaware’s minimum auto liability limits are now consistent among all statutes per recent legislation, which prompted the Department of Insurance to re-issue Auto Bulletin No. 25.

August 1, 2018
11:30 AM

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry stopped by the IA&B office this week to discuss flood insurance, health insurance reform, tax cuts, and more with our member agents.

July 31, 2018
3:50 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will remain afloat – although not financially solvent – through Nov. 30
July 31, 2018
3:40 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains afloat – although not financially solvent – for now.
July 31, 2018
3:40 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains afloat – although not financially solvent – for now.
July 25, 2018
4:10 PM

Congress is poised to continue kicking the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can down the road. With days before the program is set to expire, the U.S. House sent another short-term extension to the Senate.

July 25, 2018
4:10 PM

Congress is poised to continue kicking the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can down the road. With days before the program is set to expire, the U.S. House sent another short-term extension to the Senate.

July 18, 2018
1:05 PM

If you hold a South Carolina non-resident license and have 10 employees or more, take note of the state’s new Insurance Data Security Act.

July 18, 2018
12:55 PM

The Trump Administration plans to funnel more health insurance shoppers directly to “the private sector,” rather than to navigators, in a move that Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Atlman considers an affront on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 18, 2018
12:50 PM

The Trump Administration plans to funnel more health insurance shoppers directly to “the private sector,” rather than to navigators, in a second year of federal funding cuts to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 18, 2018
12:40 PM

The Trump Administration plans to funnel more health insurance shoppers directly to “the private sector,” rather than to navigators, in a second year of federal funding cuts to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 11, 2018
2:35 PM

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. It may be time for your agency to revisit your practices and make sure you’re compliant.

July 11, 2018
1:40 PM

Once again the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) faces an expiration with the possibility of a lapse. Learn where legislation stands that could extend the program beyond July 31. 

July 11, 2018
1:40 PM

Learn what to expect in the months ahead, as recently passed laws take effect. The Maryland Insurance Administration recently summarized the insurance legislation passed during 2018.