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PIA Western Alliance Presence at the Annual PIA National Federal Legislative Summit
PIA members from around the country were in Washington D.C. on March 25th and 26th to meet with members of Congress at the annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit. Several board members from the affiliate chapters of the PIA Western Alliance attended.
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You Don't Think Your Opinion Matters to Congress or other Government Bodies? Think Again
When you get a PIA grassroots alert — respond. Or when you have an issue on your mind, let your elected officials know. Your opinion does matter. PIA Oregon/Idaho Immediate Past President Wendy Abel-Hatzel can now testify that her — and your opinion — counts when addressing elected officials on an issue.
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College Grads: The PIA Western Alliance States are the Best Place to Land
Five of the 10-best states to land in once you get a college degree are PIA Western Alliance states. They are — in order — Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Oregon and California. What makes this important is the need for insurance to — as older agents and insurance professionals retire — replenish the ranks with younger, more educated people.
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The Business of Business in a Rapidly Changing Economic Climate
In one of his most famous songs, popular folk singer and icon Bob Dylan once wrote the times they are a changing. And they are. The U.S. economy has been shaken to the bone by the recent recession and is still struggling to recover, and by a populace that is continuing to shop online. Both have had enormous impact on the U.S. economy and U.S. business.
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FEMA & the NFIP up the Ante: Flood Prices Rose April 1
As of mid-week last week, flood insurance prices rose. And they rose a lot and will affect one to five-million policyholders. People renewing their subsidized policies will see — on average — rates rising 21% to $1,878. Non-subsidized hikes will be about 19% to an average of $638.
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The Cyber War Heats Up: Obama Responds
Hackers and cyber-thieves have had their way with U.S. business for the last couple of years. They’ve stolen identification, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other identification items at will and have cost U.S. businesses billions. No one disagrees that it is time to put it to a rapid halt. What we disagree on is how to get it under control.
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The PIA Western Alliance Offers Cyber Insurance
The PIA Western Alliance is worried about your agency's protection and doesn't want you to be one of the businesses that collapse because of an attack. We are now offering a cyber-protection program in partnership with Capitol Specialty Insurance Corp. A.M. Best rating of "A."
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Chief Executive Pay Up, Up, Up but Women Execs Still Earn Less
In spite of years of complaints about mega-corporation CEO salaries and pushes by those concerned with rising inequity of those salaries compared to the rest of us and their pleas to level the playing field, chief executive officers of U.S. companies are still making a boatload of money.
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Ridesharing, Insurance & This Year's Regulatory Highlight
Legislatures in 35 states and cities in as many or more states are struggling with how to deal with ridesharing companies — or officially Transportation Network Companies — like Uber and Lyft. For those not knowing, these companies hire non-professional drivers who share rides with those needing a ride somewhere. The ride is generated via an application installed on a mobile device or cell phone.
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Obamacare Five-Years Old: Is it Working and Worth it?
The Heritage Foundation did a study of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as the fifth anniversary of its passage approached. The law is also known as the Affordable Care Act for short or — for even shorter — Obamacare after the president who pushed hard to get it passed.
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