Whether working with a family farm operation in the classic sense or a production facility more similar to a commercial factory, the coverages you place on behalf of your clients can, at times, be the only things standing between them and financial ruin. This class will explore the April 2016 ISO farm forms and endorsements, where for the first time we find definitions of such terms as “agritainment” and “agritainment property.” These new definitions further indicate the struggle to differentiate between true farm exposures and exposures better served with commercial coverage forms. A discussion of emerging exposures on the farm will include unmanned aerial vehicles, IoT and predictive analytics, self-driving equipment and the many things farmers do that are not “farming” by definition. Finally, an in-depth discussion regarding things that move on the farm will convince participants that every farmer needs a business auto policy and a personal auto policy. [+]
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. [+]
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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Legislative Tracking
Watch the bills that MAIA is following

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

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. [+]

House Advances Flood Insurance Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2017—Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2874, "The 21st Century Flood Reform Act," introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin). This legislation reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and makes several reforms to the program. The bill now heads to the Senate where lawmakers in that chamber will decide whether to take up the House version of the flood bill or craft their own reauthorization legislation.[+]

InVEST Partners with Junior Achievement to Bring Expanded Insurance Education into the Classroom

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Nov. 15, 2017 – InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program, is now partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) to include InVEST's insurance program as part of a new JA high school financial literacy curriculum. Launched last month, this new hybrid curriculum is being piloted in Atlanta and will be rolled out nationwide at a later date. InVEST and JA believe that insurance is an important part of a high school student’s introduction to the world of financial literacy.[+]