PIA Federal Legislative Summit

The 2018 FLS Will Be Held on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25



PIA's Premier Grassroots Event

 

2018 FLS Quick Links

2018 FLS Policy and Advocacy Priorities now available!

 

Current PIA Issue of Focus

Insurance Regulation

Flood Insurance

Crop Insurance

Healthcare

 

2018 Federal Legislative Summit Sponsors:

 

Platinum Level:

Progressive Insurance

The PIA Partnership

 

Gold Level:

Crop Risk Services

 

Silver Level:

Liberty Mutual Insurance

NAU Country Insurance

State Auto Insurance Companies

 

Contact Us

Have a question about the 2018 PIA Federal Legislative Summit or want to be a corporate sponsor? Contact Jon Gentile, PIA National's Vice President of Government Relations, at either (703) 518-1365 or jonge@pianet.org.

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The 2018 Federal Legislative Summit (FLS) is held in conjunction with the PIA National Spring Governance meetings, which are Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26.  The 2018 FLS Registration Form provides a complete schedule of events for both the FLS and the Spring Governance Meetings.  For additional information, please view the 2018 Spring Overview.

What Is the Federal Legislative Summit?

The annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS) is a gathering of PIA members in the nation’s capital to meet with their elected representatives. This is a great opportunity to meet with your members of Congress to discuss issues that are of importance to you as an independent insurance agent.

What Happens at the FLS?

The 2018 PIA FLS begins on Tuesday, April 24 at the Hilton Crystal City with an issues briefing and welcoming reception.

Wednesday morning, participants will gather for a breakfast and will then spend the remainder of the day on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers regarding issues discussed at the FLS policy briefing. Between visits with members of Congress, participants will be able to discuss their progress in the Cloakroom, convenient located on Capitol Hill. Click here to view the 2018 FLS Schedule of Events.

The Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) will hold the PIAPAC Fundraising Reception on Wednesday, April 25, at the Capitol Hill Club on Capitol Hill. All FLS participants are encouraged to attend! For questions about this event, please contact Jessica Carlton, PIA National’s legislative associate, at either (703) 518-1364 or jessicaca@pianet.org.

PIAPACis also conducting a fundraising raffle. The raffle drawing will take place Thursday at the PIA National Board of Directors Meeting. Winner need not be present to win. Contact Jessica Carlton to purchase raffle tickets.

Issues to Be Addressed at the 2018 FLS

Participants in the 2018 PIA FLS will focus on issues that are of the utmost importance to independent insurance agents. All registrants will receive position papers, talking point note cards that include.tips for conducting successful congressional visits, summaries of PIA top legislative priorities, how to prepare for your meetings, and other materials to ensure their visits are successful. Our current Issue Papers are listed under the 2018 FLS Quick Links section in the shaded blue box. Issue Papers will be updated, as needed, prior to the event, so check back often! For more information about the issues PIA will be focusing on at the 2018 FLS, please contact Jon Gentile, PIA National’s vice president of government relations, at either (703) 518-1365 or jonge@pianet.org.

Where Do I Start

If you've never visited your lawmakers on Capitol Hill, this process may seem intimidating. Rest assured, the staff at PIA and many PIA members in your home state have done this before and will be with you every step of the way.

Start by completing the registration form and sending it in to PIA National.

Reserve Hotel Room

PIA National has a room block available at the Hilton Crystal City. The hotel is located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202. It is approximately 1 mile from Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) and is located near the Crystal City stop on the Metro’s Blue and Yellow Lines.

To reserve your room at the Hilton Crystal City, call 703-418-6800 or 703-413-5500. The PIA group rate is $189/night. Be sure to use the PIA Group code (TBD) to receive this reduced rate.

State Delegations

Although logistics for each state's delegation vary, generally delegations visit senators together. As schedules permit, delegations visit constituents' representatives as a whole or in clusters, ensuring that a seasoned FLS veteran is present at each visit.

To find out who coordinates FLS activities for PIA members in your home state or to request a PIA National representative at your meeting(s), please contact Jessica Carlton, PIA National's legislative associate, at either (703) 518-1364 or jessicaca@pianet.org.

Scheduling Congressional Visits

Please see this document with tips for setting up your congressional meetings.

Transportation

PIA will have buses available on April 25 after the FLS breakfast to drop attendees off on Capitol Hill. Due to the staggered meetings of FLS attendees, we do not have a return bus from Capitol Hill back to the hotel. We strongly urge attendees to take Metro, a taxi or a ride share service.

Confirmation Packets

All registrants will receive an email confirming their registration shortly after their registration form is processed. Later, participants will receive a confirmation packet containing position papers, talking-points note cards, tips for conducting successful congressional visits, directions and other materials.

Additional documents will be provided at briefing sessions.

Contact Information

Have a question about the FLS? Please contact Jon Gentile, PIA National’s vice president of government relations, at either (703) 518-1365 or jonge@pianet.org.

Have a question about the PIAPAC Fundraising Reception? Please contact Jessica Carlton, PIA National’s legislative associate, at either (703) 518-1364 or jessicaca@pianet.org.

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