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. [+]
 
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[+]
 
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 dholst@wainsurance.org[+]
InVEST and IA Magazine Receive IMCA Awards
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 1, 2016—InVEST and Independent Agent (IA) magazine are recipients of Annual Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) Showcase Awards. IMCA’s Showcase Awards recognize outstanding marketing and communication work in the insurance industry that promote higher standards of excellence.[+]
InVEST Awards 79 Academic Student Scholarships
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 28, 2016 – InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program, has awarded $73,500 in scholarships to 79 students pursuing insurance-related degrees. The program is a key incentive in attracting new talent to the insurance industry.[+]
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