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  1. Big “I” Praises House For Supporting State Insurance Regulation Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2016 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today praises the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services for reporting H.R. 5143, the “Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016,”...
  2. Big "I" Applauds Senate Passage of Resolution to Block DOL Fiduciary Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) praises the U.S. Senate for passing H.J. Res. 88, sponsored by Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). The resolution is part of an effort to ...
  3. Thriving Underground Economy Targeted in Multi-Agency Enforcement Effort

    SACRAMENTO, CA, May 20, 2016 - The California Department of Insurance yesterday, led a statewide enforcement outreach focused on providing information to businesses that may operate in California's multi-billion dollar underground economy.  The multi-agency team, which included the Contractors...
  4. Expanded Family Leave Benefits Bill Becomes Law

    SACRAMENTO, CA, April 15, 2016 -- Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill by Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez greatly expanding California’s family leave program to include a wider range of employees and offer better benefits. This expansion builds upon the family leave program that was instituted in California 15 years ago that allows for workers to take time off from work to care for their child or an ill family member.
  5. Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill Continues

    SACRAMENTO, CA, April 15, 2016 -- The Senate Industrial Relations Committee heard a number of workers’ compensation bills this week.  Probably the most watched was SB 1160 by Committee Chair, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia).  This bill was framed as an “evolving reform bi...
  6. Big ‘I’ Chairman Stresses Importance of Planning Ahead

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2016 - In his State of the Association speech at this morning's Big “I” Legislative Conference General Session Breakfast, Big “I” Chairman Randy Lanoix urged members to take their online presence seriously. According to Lanoix, 80% ...
  7. Sen. Schumer Delivers Keynote Address at IIABA Legislative Conference

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2016—Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) delivered a keynote address to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) membership at its annual Legislative Conference. During his remarks, he focused on insurance-related leg...
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