The following is a list of Association committees and a brief statement of the responsibilities of each. If you have questions regarding committee service responsibilities, please call the State Office at (608) 256-4429, or email email@example.com.
Agency Services—Provides member communication, employee development and marketing assistance programs to assist with agency operations, especially best practices. Recommends education and training programs in marketing, management, and services.
Automation/Technology—Determines methods and guidelines to assist members with automation needs and assists in the planning of automation/technology forums and state convention learning sessions.
Carrier Relations—Considers issues of concern to both companies and agents (such as legislation) and offers strategies to improve the industry’s image and help develop agency/company relations. Produces special publications on issues of vital interest to agencies and companies and offers suggestions for both seminar and convention planning.
Emerging Leaders—Assists in the planning and promoting of the annual Leadership Conference and other IIAW events. Aides in the redevelopment of the Association and its strategic plan to engage and attract younger generations. Professional development opportunities such as all-expense paid trips to IIABA leadership conferences for outstanding service and participation. Finally, committee members will be able to participate in a yearlong business coaching program presented by an industry expert that covers a variety of industry topics as well as one on one coaching. The IIAW invests in its future and its future is you.
Employee Benefits—Develops programs and services for who specialize in life, health, financial services and retirement planning products. Responsible for the planning of seminars and aides in the creation of regulatory and legal guidance. Interacts with regulatory and legislative officials regarding employee benefits committee.
Government Affairs—Monitors legislation on state/national level, helps direct grassroots lobbying efforts, helps establish Association positions, and provides direction in fundraising efforts to support legislative activities. Members may be called upon to testify on various insurance issues before the state legislature. Works directly with the IIAW government affairs team. Ability to attend IIABA Legislative Conference in Washington DC. Conduit participation required.
Marketing and Membership Development—Develops and implements plans for attracting new independent agencies, benefits agencies and supporting members to the Association. Evaluates existing and potential member benefits and services and makes recommendations for improvement. Assists in the planning and execution of IIAW’s marketing and branding strategy.
Technical—Provides members with technical assistance through newsletters, magazine articles and seminars. Represents Wisconsin at Mid-America Technical Conference, recommends coverage and form changes to regulatory authorities. Monitors and works with the WCRB and ISO.