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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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Big “I” 2017 Best Practices Study Update Now Available

Best Practices agencies understand how important it is to work on their business—not just in it. The newly released 2017 Best Practices Study Update can provide insight you can use to more effectively understand your agency’s value and the opportunities you may … Continue reading

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Access Group Benefits through the Big “I”

As part of your IIAT membership, you have access to group benefits through the Big “I” Employee Benefits program. The Big “I” Employee Benefits program specializes in small agencies—some coverage lines can provide guaranteed issue with as little as two … Continue reading

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Big “I” Installs New Leadership Team

Last weekend, the Big “I” installed Vaughn Graham as its new chairman, Joe Leahy as chairman-elect and Jon Jensen as vice chairman. The Big “I” National Board of Directors also elected Mike McBride of Mason McBride in Troy, Michigan as … Continue reading

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Big “I” Partners with J.D. Power to Survey Members on Carrier Satisfaction

The Big “I” and J.D. Power is conducting a research study to better understand agents’ experiences and satisfaction with their insurer partners. All licensed IIAT-member agents are invited to participate. Your feedback will only be used for research purposes—no one … Continue reading

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BIG “I” Statement on Court Decision to Strike Down DOL Overtime Rule

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) recently released the following statement by Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs: “Last year the Big ‘I’, working with a … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule Hurts Independent Agents

This article originally appeared in Independent Agent Magazine. The Big “I” submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that outlines how the fiduciary rule negatively impacts association members and limits consumer access to retirement advice. The fiduciary rule … Continue reading

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