MAIA's Day at the Capitol is designed to give members and others the opportunity to learn more about insurance legislation being considered by the Missouri Legislature, and time to meet with elected officials to express their views. [+]
This event offers small agencies opportunities that can’t be matched anywhere in the state of Missouri: unparalleled networking opportunities, information and education selected with the small agency in mind, huge trade show featuring more than 90 exhibitors, and CE credits – including an additional six if you also attend the optional E&O Seminar. [+]
This course reviews common commercial coverage gaps that–if unresolved–are certain to expose agents to the ferocity that is an angry insured. The situations discussed in this course are far from unusual; these coverage concerns are intentionally pulled from common policies (property, general liability, auto and others) sold daily by commercial lines agents. This course will challenge you to break the monotony of selling these common policies and see them for what they really are: a contract full of potential pitfalls only avoidable by the most advanced agents. [+]
This course addresses the exposures created by watercraft, recreational vehicles, and business activities often encountered when working with personal lines clients. Prompting your client to identify these exposures is crucial, because the ISO Homeowners and ISO Personal Auto Programs provide only very limited coverage. You will be better able to design the appropriate coverage for these exposures. The course will also provide an analysis of the important coverage offered through personal umbrella or excess liability policies. [+]
This course addresses the exposures created by watercraft, recreational vehicles, and business activities often encountered when working with personal lines clients. Prompting your client to identify these exposures is crucial, because the ISO Homeowners and ISO Personal Auto Programs provide only very limited coverage. You will be better able to design the appropriate coverage for these exposures. The course will also provide an analysis of the important coverage offered through personal umbrella or excess liability policies. [+]
This institute addresses the unique insurance coverage needs of individuals, families, and family members. You will learn to handle the complexities of state-specific personal lines forms. [+]
This course helps make you an indispensable team player in any insurance agency. As you work with colleagues and customers, you will have enhanced self-assurance and a greater understanding of the dynamics within insurance organizations. Understanding how agencies operate is essential training for both agency and company personnel. [+]
MAIA offers nearly 20 webinars each month. These are online classes (most are three hours) and they all qualify for CE credits. They are taught by top-notch well respected instructors and the topics vary and include commercial lines, personal lines, ethics and life and health. [+]

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Find out what legislative activity is taking place and what bills MAIA is supporting and opposing. Each bill has a link to the sponsor and the bill language. [+]

National Affiliations - IIABA
The Big "I"

IIABA is a national alliance of more than a quarter million business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products. MAIA members have access to multiple products and resources through IIABA. [+]
Big “I” Member Quincy Branch Appointed to FACI
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2017 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today congratulates Quincy L. Branch, president & CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas, on his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). FACI is a committee composed of various state government officials, insurance professionals and consumer advocates that advises the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). [+]
Big “I” Applauds Senate and House Introduction of Legislation to Repeal ACA’s Excise Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today expresses its support for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives legislation which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 40% excise tax or “Cadillac tax.” Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are the lead sponsors of S. 58 in the Senate while Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) and Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) are the lead House sponsors of H.R. 173. [+]
Merchants Insurance Group Joins Agents Council for Technology
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 5, 2017—Merchants Insurance Group is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).[+]
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