On the federal level, the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) employs a team of lobbyists to monitor and impact legislation that is regularly considered by the US Congress and Senate that could influence your business. It also has one of the most well-funded and influential business PACs in the country, InsurPac.
Because of the highly regulated nature of the insurance industry, particularly to agents, the IIAI and IIABA government affairs programs are two of the most important benefits that you receive for paying your dues dollars to your association. There are hundreds of bills introduced each session that could positively or negatively impact independent agents that are followed and acted upon by the IIAI and IIABA.
Have a question or comment about legislation that the IIAI and/or IIABA is pursuing or attempting to stop?
The IIABA’s federal political action committee (InsurPac) plays a key role in the Big I’s legislative success. Here are some facts about InsurPac and what it does on your behalf.
- InsurPac raises money to support candidates running for federal office who share the beliefs and ideals of the Big “I”, regardless of political party
- InsurPac increases the visibility of Big “I” members on Capitol Hill
- Insurance is one of the most highly regulated industries and having legislators who are supportive of the Big “I” and our clients is paramount to keeping our industry competitive
- A strong PAC is a key component in the support of the Big “I” lobbying team and, along with the a strong grassroots network, helps make the Big “I” government affairs programs among the strongest in the country
We urge you and your fellow agency employees to take a minute and contribute to InsurPac. No amount is too small – the important thing is to contribute to help shape the future of your industry. Make your contribution today. Please note that contributions to InsurPac must be personal contributions (corporate contributions to federal PACs are prohibited) and are not tax deductible.
InsurPac Donation Form
The IIAI’s state political action committee, IPAC, serves a similar role to our government affairs efforts as InsurPac, only on the state level. The bottom line on IPAC is that it is one of three prongs to our government affairs and advocacy efforts on your behalf, in addition to direct lobbying and a strong grassroots presence.
Contributions are made to candidates running for state office who are sensitive to the ideals of independent agents, small businesses and, most importantly, the insurance-buying public. Indiana is viewed as one of the best states to write property and casualty insurance, and that is not by accident. Your association supports candidates, regardless of political party, who understand the importance of our industry to the state and how vital it is to keep the insurance industry strong and vibrant.
We urge you and others within your agency to support IPAC to help ensure the continued vitality of the insurance industry in Indiana. Contributions to IPAC may be individual and/or corporate (remember, InsurPac and other federal PACs may not accept corporate contributions) and are not tax deductible. Make your contribution today!
IPAC Donation Form