Young Agents Thunderbirds Hockey Game in Kent
IIABW’s Young Agents Committee will be hosting a networking event at a Seattle Thunderbirds Everett Silvertips Hockey Game. We’ll start in the exclusive club lounge for a buffet dinner and then go down to our block of front row seats to watch the game. [+]
 
New Privacy Statement Rules
A new rule that IIABW worked closely on removes the requirement for agents to send out privacy statements annually after the first year unless the policy changes. [+]
 
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.[+]
 
Big I Washington Magazine
View the latest issues of IIABW’s quarterly magazine[+]
 
Lower E & O Risk
Legal brief outlining agents' standard of care in Washington State with a court cases and case studies. [+]
 
OIC Guide to Agency Audits
This article explains the issues the OIC is looking for in their agency audits. [+]
 
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 dholst@wainsurance.org[+]
 
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[+]
Big “I” Member Quincy Branch Appointed to FACI
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2017 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today congratulates Quincy L. Branch, president & CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas, on his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). FACI is a committee composed of various state government officials, insurance professionals and consumer advocates that advises the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). [+]
Big “I” Applauds Senate and House Introduction of Legislation to Repeal ACA’s Excise Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today expresses its support for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives legislation which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 40% excise tax or “Cadillac tax.” Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are the lead sponsors of S. 58 in the Senate while Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) and Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) are the lead House sponsors of H.R. 173. [+]
Merchants Insurance Group Joins Agents Council for Technology
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 5, 2017—Merchants Insurance Group is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).[+]
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