WASHINGTON BUREAU — A thousand insurance agents and brokers will converge on Washington next week to lobby members of Congress and their staffs on health reform.
The groups sponsoring the “fly-in” include the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Alexandria, Va.; the National Association of Health Underwriters, Arlington, Va.; the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Washington; the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Falls Church, Va.; and AHIA-NAIFA, NAIFA’s health insurance affiliate;
The fly-in will start Tuesday, but most Capitol Hill meetings will take place Wednesday.
Attendees will be briefed early that day at a hotel near the Capitol. Briefers will talk about the issues involved, how to get to their representatives, and how to phrase their concerns.
“While speaking with congressional leadership during the fly-in, our members will place the focus on meaningful health care reform for consumers and the vital role that professional agents and advisors should continue to play,” NAIFA President Cliff Wilson says in a statement.