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ACORD and the Big ‘I’ Announce Partnership for Forms Access

The Big “I” and ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, have announced a joint program to provide qualifying Big “I” members with a complimentary license to use ACORD Forms. ACORD, a nonprofit industry organization, has provided forms to the … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ VU Executive Director Discusses Usage-Based Insurance on National TV

Recently, Chris Boggs, Big “I” Virtual University executive director, appeared numerous times in a news segment on both CNBC and the PBS “Nightly Business Report.” Over the course of several days, the story explored several facets of usage-based auto insurance, … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Names New Federal Government Affairs Counsel

Heather Eilers-Bowser has joined the Big “I” Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel. Her role will include federal legislative and regulatory policy analysis and working with members of Congress and their staff on issues impacting the independent agency … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Applauds House Financial Services Committee for Flood Reauthorization

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks the House Financial Services Committee for passing a measure to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years. “The Big ‘I’ applauds the committee for voting … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Statement on NFIP Reauthorization

Last week, The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) released the following statement by Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs, on the Congressional reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance … Continue reading

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Leverage New Trusted Choice® Content-to-Share Materials

​It’s​ sunny, warm, and the start of an eventful time of year. If you’re looking for a way to raise awareness about seasonal exposures, utilize the new summer-themed Trusted Choice® content-to-share materials from the member resource website. As spring transitions … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Member Resources Available on Pass-Through Tax Regulations

In January, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations concerning a new tax deduction for “qualified business income” under Section 199A of the tax code. The Big “I” lobbied aggressively on this regulation as it is critically important for owners and shareholders … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Diversity Council Releases White Paper

The Big “I” Diversity Council is pleased to release “Workforce Diversity in the Independent Agency System: 3 Steps to Change,” a white paper based on findings from the 2018 Future One Agency Universe Study. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s … Continue reading

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Big “I” VP Analyzes Possible Impacts of Election on P&C Insurance

Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president for external, industry & government affairs recently talked to Insurance Journal about what the mid-term elections could mean to you. Kicking off the discussion, Symington described the new landscape where each party has claimed some … 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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