A thousand insurance agents and brokers converged on Washington last week to lobby members of Congress and their staffs on health reform.
The groups that sponsored 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 started Tuesday, but most Capitol Hill meetings took place Wednesday.
Attendees were briefed early that day at a hotel near the Capitol. Briefers talked about the issues involved, how to get to their representatives, and how to phrase their concerns.