An Agent By Any Other Name

To The Editor:

After reading the April 22 NU article on page 5, headlined “Name Change Sparks Feud Between Agent/Broker Groups,” as well as the April 18 press release of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers regarding the decision by Independent Insurance Agents of America to change its name to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, I remain perplexed by the CIABs attempt to publicly discredit IIABAs advocacy for large agents and brokers.

Rather than taking this name change as an opportunity to strengthen its collaboration with IIABA on legislation and programs on behalf of large agencies and brokers, CIAB has engaged in the old and tired game of blame and misleading innuendo. CIABs strategy is shortsighted for several reasons.

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