Category Archives: Governmental Affairs

IIAT Joins TAHU in Filing Amicus Brief

Recently, IIAT joined TAHU (Texas Association of Health Underwriters) in filing an Amicus Brief in the case of Papalia vs. Richard Bryan, currently pending on appeal at the Texas Supreme Court. Q: What is the issue that IIAT and TAHU is … Continue reading

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Treasury Issues Draft Regulations on New 20 Percent Deduction for Pass-Through Businesses

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the first of three potential regulations governing Section 199A of the tax code. Section 199A provides the 20% tax deduction to an owner or shareholder of a pass-through entity where the owner or … Continue reading

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Big “I” Praises Senate Passage of NFIP Extension

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) praises the U.S. Senate for passing a measure to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Nov. 30. “The Big ‘I’ thanks the Senate, and especially … Continue reading

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Contact Congress: Renew NFIP

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is scheduled to expire in two weeks, on July 31, unless the U.S. Congress acts to extend the program. Please take a moment to call your federal legislators (below) with the following message. You will likely speak … Continue reading

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Texas Extends Use of Negotiated Experience Modifiers: What Your Impacted Clients Should Know

TDI has approved a petition filed by IIAT to extend the use of negotiated experience modifiers in the NCCI Experience Rating Plan Manual to July 1, 2019. Without a change, the use of negotiated experience modifiers in Rule 4-C-4 would have expired … Continue reading

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Workers Comp Negotiated Mods Extended

IIAT is pleased to announce that TDI has approved a petition filed by IIAT to extend the use of negotiated experience modifiers in the NCCI Experience Rating Plan Manual to July 1, 2019. Without a change, the use of negotiated experience modifiers … Continue reading

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Last Call to Make an IMPACT: Invest in a Cause Committed to Your Livelihood

The deadline to contribute to IMPACT, IIAT’s political action committee, is May 31! With only a week to go, we could use your help to achieve our goal of raising $375,000. If you haven’t yet, please consider investing in a cause … Continue reading

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TDI Hearing on IIAT Request to Extend Work Comp Experience Modifier Deadline

The Texas Department of Insurance will hold a public hearing on a petition IIAT filed to extend the expiration date of negotiated experience modifiers in the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Experience Rating Plan Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers … Continue reading

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Final Month of Fundraising: Contribute to IMPACT Today!

Fundraising for IMPACT, IIAT’s state political action committee (PAC), is coming to a close and IIAT’s regional vice presidents and governmental affairs team have been working hard to meet their goal for 2018. The investments that you make to the … Continue reading

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David Maurstad Chats NFIP with Big “I”

Recently, the Big “I” sat down for a Facebook Live interview with David Maurstad, who now oversees the NFIP. Reauthorization of the NFIP is an important priority for the Big “I” and was a top issue at the association’s Legislative … Continue reading

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