Texas Agent News: Government Affairs
News from IIAT about issues facing independent insurance agents in Texas.
State Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood)
Last week, IIAT representatives met with members of Congress and their staff to educate them on what an independent agent does, current federal legislation IIAT supports, and topics that the association would like to see addressed this year.
State Representative Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston) | Owner, Perez Insurance Agency
The Legislative Conference will take place April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
Meeting will address issues in the Texas workers’ compensation system.
Attend the Joe Vincent Management Seminar to hear about the latest industry trends, challenges and legislation that could impact your business in the coming year.
The Big "I" created FAQs and a sample disclosure form on Producer Health Insurance Compensation Disclosure Requirements.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is scheduled to expire tomorrow if legislation is not passed.
IIAT Promotes Lee Loftis to Chief Legislative Officer - Regan Ellmer Joins as New Director of Government Affairs
"We are excited about the plans for our Government Affairs division. Lee and Regan will make a strong team and we will continue to make a lasting impact for our industry,” said IIAT President & Executive Director Marit Peters.
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On May 31st, the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature slowly and unceremoniously rolled to a stop. Lee Loftis looks back at one of the strangest sessions ever.
SB 6 protects health care providers, first responders, businesses, schools, and houses of worship from a potential wave of COVID-19 related lawsuits.
A new rule requires individuals, agencies, and companies with a TDI license or registration to designate an email address we can use to send official communications.
Texas House Passes HB 19 - Addresses Abusive Lawsuits Against Owners and Operators of Commercial Vehicles
The Keep Texas Trucking Coalition (KTTC) released the following statement regarding the passage on second reading of House Bill 19 by the Texas House of Representatives.
View the recordings of each session, including briefings by the Big “I" government affairs team, discussions with legislators and the State of the Association address by Big “I" Chairman Jon Jensen.
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Legislative Initiative Addresses Abusive Lawsuits Against Owners and Operators of Commercial Vehicles
Insurance rates for Texas small businesses are skyrocketing because of the massive increase in lawyer-driven commercial vehicle lawsuits. “It’s getting to the point where people don’t want to insure small business in Texas because there’s so much liability.”
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Capitol Inside, a prominent news source on state politics in Texas, has once again recognized IIAT among the top trade association lobbyists in Texas.
Throughout the legislative process, the Big “I" was the only producer group that advocated on behalf of agents and brokers to exclude them from this new onerous requirement. For various reasons, the other producer groups did not engage.
The COVID-19 relief package includes a number of consequential legislative victories for Big “I" members and their clients.