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May 2015 Connection

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May 2015        National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

In This Issue:
COVER STORY: Let’s Ax the “Cadillac Tax!”

A 40% Federal Excise Tax on Americans’ Employer-sponsored Health Insurance Set for 2018 Must Be Repealed


PIA-supported Legislation in Congress

Director of Federal Affairs Jon Gentile Looks at Some Bills PIA Is Backing in the 114th Congress


You’re Friendly, but Is Your Website?

Google’s Search Algorithm Now Includes “Mobile Friendliness” – Make Sure Your Website Is!


Antitrust Charges Filed Against Google for Distorting Search Results  

European Officials Allege Results Distorted to Favor Google Shopping Service


The Demise That Never Arrives

PIA’s Patricia A. Borowski on Why Predictions That the Agency System Won’t Survive Are Always Wrong


Is It Possible to Make Cold Calls a Thing of the Past?

AIMS Society Executive Director Donna Gray Profiles One Agent Who Seems to Have a Winning Answer


President’s Message

Richard A. Clements on Why Preparing for Hurricanes Is Essential


CEO’s Message

Mike Becker Asks, “How Online Are You and Your Agency?”


PIA National Announces Call for Fall Award Nominations

Company Award of Excellence, Company Rep, MGA and Excellence in Social Media


PIA Product Spotlight

PIA’s Social Media Support Center Is Now Online


Your Member Benefits From PIA National

Products, Services and More for PIA Members


News Briefs

Sales of Cyber Still Lag, Members of Congress Immune from Potential ACA Ruling, Hank Greenberg Turns 90


The Last Word

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on How Well-regulated Markets Protect Policyholders

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Ted Besesparis;

Alexi Papandon
Advertising Director

Spencer Langrock
Managing Editor

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