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Chairman's Message

February 2021

Hello NIIA. 

Welcome to your monthly newsletter. We hope you are enjoying the material we bring to you each month. If you have any suggestions, please let either Susan or myself know. I can be reached anytime at and would love to hear from you.

81st session leg.pngTo say 2021 is off to a slow start would be a lie. Like many, I mistakenly had high hopes for a bit of normalcy when the calendar flipped over to January 1st, 2021… I quickly realized calendars cant stop a pandemic nor can they administer a vaccine to those in need. So, in that regard, we wait. In the meantime we have been very busy representing our membership in what is shaping up to be a very active legislative session. There are many bills being brought forth by various lobbyist and the DOI that need our attention. As of this morning we are working on proposed bills relating to non-competes and licensing just to name a few. Each of these affects Independent Agents and we need to be sure our voices are being herd as these bills are written. We will prepare a call to action if needed but for now have faith our committee is working hard to ensure the Independent Agency channel is well represented. If you are interested in joining us for our likely Virtual Day on the Hill we'd be happy to have you, there is power in numbers. If interested please let me or our ED Susan Bauman know so that we can get you on the calls.

I wanted to briefly touch on the convention. I could be premature in saying this but there is still hope for some type of an event. We are predicting the future the best we can and planning option A, B and C. Either way, keep your calendars open around June 6-8th if you can. We will be sure to update you as we can.

That's all for now. I hope you, your loved ones, and your teams are doing well and continuing to stay safe.



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