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 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” Applauds House Action to Delay Overtime Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 6094, the “Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act,” by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Michigan), to delay implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule for six months, until June 1, 2017. [+]
Big "I" Names Vice President for Federal Government Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 21, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) announced that Jennifer McPhillips has been promoted to Big “I” vice president for federal government affairs. [+]
Visit your National Association website!
Visit the IIABA National Association website for more state specific information on advocacy, education opportunities, conventions, news, and how to plug in by being a member.[+]
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