Professional Insurance Agents Name Senator Dean Heller Legislator of the Year
WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller has been named the 2016 PIA National Legislator of the Year, in recognition of his leadership on PIA’s legislative priorities. The PIA National Executive Committee and CEO Mike Becker presented the award during an April 7 meeting.
“Sen. Dean Heller is a stalwart supporter of professional insurance agents and a fierce advocate of the American Free Enterprise System.” said PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Mike Becker. “Sen. Heller has played a key role in championing two measures backed by PIA: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) ‘Cadillac Tax (S.2045)’ and introducing legislation to encourage development of a private flood insurance market (S.1679).”
Presentation of the award to Sen. Heller occurred during the 2016 PIA Federal Legislative Summit, during which professional insurance agents from around the country converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for two days of advocacy.
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.