National Agent Legislative Conference Set for April

January 18, 2005

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America has scheduled its 29th annual National Legislative Conference for April 20-22 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.

The event, which always features leading national decision-makers, will bring hundreds of independent insurance agents and brokers from across the country to Washington, D.C., to meet with their elected representatives at the conference and in visits to Capitol Hill offices. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for agents and brokers to discuss important issues with their congressional representatives. Top issues this year include broker and agent incentive compensation, insurance regulatory modernization, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), legal reform, tax reform and crop insurance reform.

Highlights of the National Legislative Conference will include an in-depth issues briefing session; the annual IIABA congressional reception on Capitol Hill; appearances by numerous high-profile speakers discussing important insurance and national issues confronting lawmakers as well as agents and brokers; and hundreds of meetings on Capitol Hill between IIABA agents and brokers and lawmakers.

In previous years, the Big “I” Legislative Conference has included as speakers the past three sitting presidents—Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. The conference’s speakers list has included the last three Speakers of the House—current Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), and former Speakers Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Tom Foley (D-Wash.). This year’s National Legislative Conference speakers will be announced as confirmations are received.

For more information on the conference, visit: and select the “Events and Conferences” link.

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