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Skyline Risk Management, Inc. Takes Part in Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., Visits with Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Anthony Kammas of Skyline Risk Management, Inc. joined with hundreds of his fellow agents from across the country as part of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents’ 2016 Federal Legislative Summit.

Participants spent two days, April 6-7, visiting with their Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill, personally advocating on behalf of Professional Insurance Agents, their clients and the American free enterprise system.

“PIA is an aggressive, activist organization that is never afraid to speak up and speak out on behalf of our members and clients,” said Anthony Kammas, Property and Casualty Partner at Skyline Risk Management, Inc.

 PIA members visited scores of their House and Senate offices, personally advocating a host of issues of importance to professional insurance agents.

 “Many of the issues of critical importance to local insurance agents and their customers are in play in Congress this year. That’s why it is so important they we connect with our elected representatives on Capitol Hill, up close and personal,” Anthony Kammas said.

During the summit, Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller was named the 2016 PIA National Legislator of the Year, in recognition of his support for PIA’s key legislative priorities. The PIA National Executive Committee and CEO Mike Becker presented the award in an April 7 meeting.

“Sen. Dean Heller is a stalwart supporter of professional insurance agents and a fierce advocate of the American Free Enterprise System.” said Anthony Kammas. “Sen. Heller has played a key role in championing two measures backed by PIA: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) ‘Cadillac Tax (S.2045) and introducing legislation to encourage development of a private flood insurance market (S.1679).”

PIA thanks our FLS sponsors, Platinum sponsor The PIA Partnership; Gold sponsor ADM Crop Risk Services; Silver sponsors Liberty Mutual Insurance, Nationwide Independent, State Auto Group, The Hartford; and Bronze sponsors The Motorists Insurance Group, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and Wright Flood.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.