Taxes Coming in 2017 to Pay for Education
To meet the state's education spending obligations, IIABW is anticipating tax increases of $1 - $1.5 billion -watch for a new state-based capital gains tax (5% rate) and the elimination of "tax preferences" such as the insurance producers' B&O tax rate. [+]
Record Retention Recommendations
Here are recommended record retention recommendations from IIABW's endorsed E & O insurance company, Swiss Re. [+]
OIC Passes New Anti-Rebating/Inducement Rules
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner has passed a rule which went into effect in January 2016 to clarify how our state's rebating laws impact charitable contributions and referral gifts.[+]
Young Agents Holiday Reception 11/17: Kirkland
IIABW’s Young Agents Committee will be hosting a night of food, drink and networking while helping to support Northwest Harvest. Up to 100 industry professionals typically attend this event and donate 2000+ pounds of food annually. [+]
Changes in Overtime Pay Regulations
The following is testimony presented to Congress on the impact the new Dept. of Labor Rules would have on agencies [+]
Insurance Implications of Rideshare Services
IIABW provides this one-page flyer for agents to provide their customers to explain the insurance implications of rideshare services like Uber. Get a copy of it in MS Word so you can customize it (put your logo on it) by sending an email to[+]
New RCWs for Agents
Here are some of the new rules that IIABW is advocating on behalf of agents with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner[+]
Michigan Agent is IIABA Young Agent of the Year
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 19, 2016 —The National Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) presented the Outstanding Young Agent of the Year award to Kelly Hume of the Young Agents Council of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA). Hume is an independent insurance agent at Tawas Bay Insurance Agency in East Tawas, Michigan. [+]
Simply Easier Payments and EchoSage Joins Agents Council for Technology
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 18, 2016—Simply Easier Payments and EchoSage is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).[+]