WASHINGTON — Timothy Russell of The Russell Agency, LLC joined with
hundreds of his fellow agents from across the country as part of the
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents’ 2016 Federal Legislative
Participants spent two days, April 6-7, visiting with their Representatives
and Senators on Capitol Hill, personally advocating on behalf of Professional
Insurance Agents, their clients and the American free enterprise system.
“PIA is an aggressive, activist organization that is never afraid to speak up
and speak out on behalf of our members and clients,” said Mr. Russell.
PIA members visited scores of their House and Senate offices, personally
advocating a host of issues of importance to professional insurance agents.
“Many of the issues of critical importance to local insurance agents and
their customers are in play in Congress this year. That’s why it is so important
they we connect with our elected representatives on Capitol Hill, up close and
personal,” Mr. Russell said.
During the summit, Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller was named the
2016 PIA National Legislator of the Year, in recognition of his support for PIA’s
key legislative priorities. The PIA National Executive Committee and CEO Mike
Becker presented the award in an April 7 meeting.
“Sen. Dean Heller is a stalwart supporter of professional insurance
agents and a fierce advocate of the American Free Enterprise System.” said Mr. Russell.
“Sen. Heller has played a key role in championing two
measures backed by PIA: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s)
‘Cadillac Tax (S.2045) and introducing legislation to encourage development of a
private flood insurance market (S.1679).”
PIA thanks our FLS sponsors, Platinum sponsor The PIA Partnership;
Gold sponsor ADM Crop Risk Services; Silver sponsors Liberty Mutual
Insurance, Nationwide Independent, State Auto Group, The Hartford; and Bronze
sponsors The Motorists Insurance Group, the National Council on Compensation
Insurance (NCCI) and Wright Flood.
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents
member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of
insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses.
PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web
address is www.pianet.com.