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Last Chance: Washington Joint PIA / IIABW Conference
It's the only statewide industry event in Washington. Period. The 2015 IIABW/PIA Joint Conference is Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18 at the luxurious Tulalip Resort in Marysville.

There's plenty of room and this is a conference you don’t want to miss.

The conference starts Wednesday — the day you get this — so all you've missed is the annual golf tournament. The conference gets into full-swing on Thursday — the day after you get this — with the individual association annual meetings and a general session in the morning, the awards luncheon at noon and classes in the afternoon.

The not-to-miss, sold-out trade show kicks off at 3:30.

Friday opens with the trade show breakfast in the morning and classes in the afternoon.

Click here to go to the joint conference website and register.
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Montana Producer Seminar — Register Now!
Montana producers. The annual PIA Montana Producer Seminar is right around the corner.

Monday and Tuesday, October 5 - 6, 2015
Best Western Great Northern in Helena, Montana


As always the seminar features comprehensive education, that includes CPIA CE for designees and new agents looking to earn the CPIA designation.

Plus there's lots of networking and fun mixed in with our annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament. It benefits the PIA Community Foundation. The tourney is Monday October 4.

Click "Read More" for more information of what you'll experience ...

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Wildfire: Huge Losses & Prevention
Several sources — including the National Interagency Fire Center — have noted more than 8 million acres have burned in wildfires this year. So far. The fire season is not quite over. Some say these drought days it never ends, it has turned into a continuum.
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Surprise: Millennials Like Insurance as a Career
Millennials — those that came to adulthood around the year 2000 — now outnumber their grandparents the baby boomers. By 2020 millennials will make up half the work force on the planet. A lot of polls we've seen lately say millennials don't trust insurance and aren't interested in the industry as a career. Part of the reason is the commercial aspect of the business. Many view it as greedy and being all about money. We know that not to be true and we know insurance — especially at the agent level — is about making people whole and taking care of them in a dark hour.
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Surplus Lines: Broke Records 2014
A.M. Best's 2014 Special Report U.S. Surplus Lines – Segment Review says the surplus lines industry broke premium records in 2014. It grew by 6.7 percent to $40.2 billion. Brady Kelley heads up the National Association of Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO). He's thrilled with A.M. Best's conclusion. "The A.M. best study presents some very positive news about the state of the market, A.M. Best's outlook on the industry and the growth in 2013 and 2014 in terms of direct written premium. Surplus lines premium reached its all-time high in 2014 and that's pretty noteworthy. The market hasn't been that high since 2006 and all signs indicate that it's continuing to grow. That's a positive trend."
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Nationwide Raises the Bar: $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Around the nation many are calling for a $15 minimum wage. Nationwide is the third largest auto insurer in the nation. It apparently agrees. In the next nine-months, Nationwide is going to give raises to 900 employees at call centers in 25 locations.
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ObamaCare: Enrollment & The Negative Side of Mergers
Doctors don't like the mergers of health insurers — and in particular, the nation's largest health insurers. The Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers will — says the American Medical Association (AMA) — impact competition.
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House ObamaCare Insurance Reimbursement Suit to Go Forward
House Republicans say the Obama administration does not have the authority to spend $175 billion in the next 10-years on health insurance companies. At issue is a plan to reimburse insurance companies for losses for participating in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The suit also contends the president did not have the right to suspend the employer mandate for a year.
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PIA Western Alliance Main Street Community Foundation —You Can Help
Professional Insurance Agents Western Alliance Main Street Community Foundation needs your help. Your contributions and support provide the dollars for the foundation to help the independent insurance agents of the PIA Western Alliance contribute to causes and events in their communities. The foundation recognizes community is the basis of our success. So we put basic business rivalry, economic competition and politics aside to invest much needed resources back into our local communities.
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Obama Looks at China Cyber Sanctions
President Obama is looking at imposing economic sanctions and business curbs on China and other nations because of escalating cyber attacks on U.S. businesses. The rub in the idea — says Samm Sacks who is an analyst at the Eurasia Group — is the upcoming visit of China's president Xi Jinping to the United States. "The Chinese right now are getting very concerned because they understand this will create embarrassing optics around the visit for them," Sacks said.
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