ADVOCACY

Our staff lobbyists at Insurors work on the state and federal level to present a unified voice on behalf of independent agents for legislation that directly impacts your business. Our unique position of representing agents gives legislators a real-world view of how insurance legislation affects their constituents.

A key role in our legislative success is through InsurPACTN, which supports the advocacy efforts of our government affairs program by raising money to make bi-partisan contributions to candidates. It is the most effective way for independent agents to be involved in the political process, support candidates, and present a unified agent voice on Capitol Hill on issues that affect insurance agents and the industry as a whole.  Donate to InsurPACTN

THE IMPORTANCE

  Strengthens the Independent Agent System
  The insurance industry is primarily regulated by the State and contributions made to InsurPACTN go to State office candidates
  Increases agent visibility at the Capitol
  Empowers Insurors and our members to have influence on the political process

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS


WORKERS' COMP OPT OUT
Successfully defeated opt-out legislation that would have allowed employers to not provide workers’ compensation coverage


REFERRAL FEES
Passed legislation to ensure that agents can adequatley compensate employees & individuals they are in business with. 


DUTY TO READ
Protected agents by creating a presumption that an insured accepts the coverage provided by paying the premium. 


PRIVILEGE TAX
Exempted agents from PPT, thereby saving them over $2M annually


STATE ENDORSED RETIREMENT PLANS
Defeated legislation that would have established a state-sponsored IRA system. 


AGENT BILL OF RIGHTS
Required TDCI to provide notice to agents if they are under investigation and to close pending investigations within two years. 


UNFAIR TRADE
Prevented lenders from requiring insurance on both the value of the structure and land from buyers


DRUG FREE
Supported a fair compromise for a drug free work place by reducing the notification from 30 days to 15 days after injury occurs

                        
Jim Layman, J.D.
Director of Government Relations
jlayman@insurors.org
615-515-2605 office
     
901-305-2024 cell