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  1. Big “I”s 2016 Best Practices Study Demonstrates Stability & Growth In The Independent Agency System

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 4, 2016 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has released its 2016 Best Practices Study (BPS) bench-marking analysis which found modest declines in organic growth but steady profitability across the group of 26...
  2. House Delays Harmful Overtime Rule For Six Months.

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016—IIABA this week applauded 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) ...
  3. Gov. Brown Signs IIABCal’s Co-Sponsored E-Commerce Bill

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 29, 2016 – Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed into law an E-Commerce bill, co-sponsored by IIABCal. The bill, AB 2591 by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, expands upon existing law to further authorize insurers selling automobile and property-casualty policies to provide electro...
  4. AB 2883 Creates Problems For Agents With Large Workers’ Comp Books

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 22, 2016 -- A bill signed into law that will go into effect Jan. 1, may create a near impossible task for California independent agents with large books of Workers’ comp business. AB 2883 was designed to target situations where some businesses have been claiming excessiv...
  5. Big “I” Sues to Halt Misguided Overtime Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)today joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 12 other national trade associations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Labor (DOL) to halt its recently promulgated overtime rule. A coali...
  6. CDI Looking For Curriculum Board Advisors

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 8, 2016 — The California Department of Insurance is looking for insurance broker-agents who would be willing to consider serving on the Curriculum Board that advises the Insurance Commissioner and key members of his professional staff on all matters related to the continu...
  7. ACT Releases “Carrier Bridging Best Practices” Recommendations

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, Sept. 6, 2016 — The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) Small Commercial Rating work group has released “Carrier Bridging Best Practices” recommendations. This project’s intention is to assist with increased Bridging adoption among agents in using carrier port...
  8. Trusted Choice Social Media Campaign Raises $150,000 for Make-A-Wish

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, Sept. 7, 2016 —Trusted Choice®, the consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers, exceeded its goal of 15,000 Facebook “shares” during the month of August in its sixth annual social media campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish. For ev...
  9. Trusted Choice Disaster Fund Helps Agents In Need

    PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 1, 2016 - As fires continue to cause destruction throughout California, the Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund is available to assist IIABCal members and their staff if they have experienced unrecoverable losses.  The Disaster Relief Fund can be used to fill financial gap...
  10. Autonomous Vehicle Bill Heads To Governor

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 31, 2016  – The California Assembly approved AB 1592 and now only requires Governor Brown’s signature to advance the testing and development of autonomous vehicle technologies in California.  The bill, which authorizes the Contra Costa Transportation Autho...
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