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's summer conference, formerly known as the Joint Leadership and Young Agents Conference, has been rebranded as the Missouri Agents Connection (MAC) Summit. The conference has been redesigned to be beneficial to all agents, including those in management positions, producers and young agents.Captain Richard Phillips will be leading the keynote session, Steering Your Ship Through Rough Waters: Lessons on Leadership. [+]
In order to maximize coverage and protect your increasingly complex commercial property accounts, it is important to have an understanding of Commercial Property essentials such as coverages and endorsements. However, equally important is a familiarity with additional coverages such as Time Element (Business Income), Inland Marine forms, and more. [+]
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 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. [+]
The Commercial Casualty Institute provides an in-depth study of the commercial general liability and business auto policy forms. Students will also review commercial umbrella and excess liability, along with the issues of concurrence and self-insured retention. They will develop a better understanding of workers’ compensation and its available endorsements. [+]
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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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. [+]

The Hill Newspaper Names Big “I” Leaders Among Top DC Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 2, 2017—The Hill, a leading political newspaper, has named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry, and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C.[+]

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.[+]

Visit your National Association website!

Visit the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. National Association website for more state specific information on advocacy, education opportunities, conventions, news, and how to plug in by being a member.[+]
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