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Burns Attends Big “I” Legislative Conference

By April 23, 2024No Comments

Alexis Burns was one of just over 30 IA&B members from throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware who traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference from April 10th-April 11th. The event brings together over 1,000 independent agents from across the country to talk with lawmakers about issues important to them and their clients.

Pennsylvania IA&B members met with nine federal lawmakers from Pennsylvania and their staff: Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Susan Wild (PA-07), Dan Meuser (PA-09), Scott Perry (PA-10), Lloyd Smucker (PA-11), John Joyce (PA-13), GT Thompson (PA-15), and Chris DeLuzio (PA-17), as well as Sen. Bob Casey.

Burns sat in on multiple conferences and meetings to hear from our legislative leaders and their plans for the insurance industry in Pennsylvania. She was also able to ask them important questions from the perspective of an independent insurance agent. There were 4 big takeaways from the meeting:

  1. Oppose tax increases on Main Street America
  2. Address the insurance market crisis by cracking down on lawsuit abuse and encouraging risk mitigation
  3. Protect the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP)
  4. Extend and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)